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Fierce Conversations: ‘Gradually, then suddenly’
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Fierce Conversations: ‘Gradually, then suddenly’

Editor’s note: Today’s post is by Scott Stoner of Living Compass. It was originally published in last Friday’s Weekly Words of Wellness and is used here with permission. I recently had the honor to co-facilitate with three of my colleagues a two-and-a-half day Fierce Conversations workshop for leaders in the Episcopal Church. The Fierce Conversations materials, which include two … Continue reading »

ECF Vital Posts shines spotlight on Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort
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ECF Vital Posts shines spotlight on Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort

Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series for the Episcopal Church Foundation’s Vital Posts blog. It was originally published here. Subscribe to Vital Posts for more profiles of church leadership in action—and more stories of the 2014 Hybrid Faith Formation Cohort.  Over the past eighteen months, I’ve learned a lot about how new ministry models … Continue reading »

Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza
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Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza

Podcast: Play in new window | Download It’s back-to-school time all over North America, and the Easter People (mostly) rejoice. We talk fall routines and rituals and educational pop culture before ending, as always, with our Green Shoots. Welcome once again to guest panelist Becky Zartman, aka the Vicar of H Street. Here are the bits of … Continue reading »

Book review – Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
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Book review – Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus

In the newly published book, Slow Church, C. Christopher Smith and John Pattison offer criticisms of how our culture’s need for “fast” has crept in to the church in North America. They refer to this need as “McDonaldization,” a term defined by sociologist George Ritzer as “the process by which the principles of the fast-food … Continue reading »

Campus ministers to learn online together
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Campus ministers to learn online together

“There’s a church beyond our church,” one of my colleagues in campus ministry said recently. She wasn’t talking about other denominations, or denominational structures like dioceses. She was talking about communities of practice within the Episcopal Church that supplement the parish. As a chaplain, she and I are part of one of these communities, the … Continue reading »

Kindling Conference resource wrap-up
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Kindling Conference resource wrap-up

One of my most important jobs as a faith resource curator is winnowing down large amounts of material and recommending short lists of important and manageable chunks. That’s especially true of conference resources, particularly when those conferences generate a lot of strong video. As listeners to our Easter People Podcast already know, I attended the Kindling Conference for … Continue reading »

e-Formation bootcamp returns to VTS September 19
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e-Formation bootcamp returns to VTS September 19

Are you looking to improve your knowledge and skills in online outreach and digital faith resources? Are you an e-Formation participant looking for a regional skills bootcamp? If so, get ready for a day of inspirational success stories and hands-on training. Join us September 19 at Virginia Theological Seminary for a day of learning about new ways of witnessing to … Continue reading »