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Lent 2014 on #chsocm: Some highlights via Storify
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Lent 2014 on #chsocm: Some highlights via Storify

We’ve entered into that period where those of us in the church resource world start shifting our attention from the current liturgical season to the next one. Before we go all “Easter is Coming!” on you, I figured it was time for a look back at Lent 2014. Here are some highlights from the season … Continue reading »

Our Picks: Faith Podcasts
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Our Picks: Faith Podcasts

The effort to launch our own faith podcast has pulled our attention somewhat from the wider faith podosphere. But the Key Resources team is working to remedy that shortfall, and in the coming weeks we’ll be reviewing more shows to fill your MP3 player with faith formation potential. In the meantime, here’s a collection of … Continue reading »

Easter People #12: The Technology Episode
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #12: The Technology Episode

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Welcome to our episode about technology: the stuff we love, and the stuff we hate! We also play another Twitter game and share our Green Shoots. Before the linkfest begins, this is our official announcement that we’ll be watching some episodes of the British TV show Rev. for … Continue reading »

e-Formation housing and registration update
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e-Formation housing and registration update

e-Formation 2014 registrations are starting to really pour in. We are grateful and excited! If you’re coming in from out of town, here’s all the information you need to make your e-Formation housing decision: On-Campus Housing A limited number of rooms are available Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights in the VTS dormitories and guest … Continue reading »

Seminary formation begins in chapel
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Seminary formation begins in chapel

In a typical week at the College of the Transfiguration (COTT), an Anglican seminary in South Africa, the community spends between fourteen and sixteen hours per week in chapel. Every weekday begins at 6:45 a.m. with thirty minutes of silent meditation; if students or faculty arrive after the bell rings, they retreat to their rooms … Continue reading »

Bible study resources from the Anglican Communion and beyond
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Bible study resources from the Anglican Communion and beyond

I recently had the opportunity to hear a presentation at VTS by Stephen Lyon, coordinator of The Bible in the Life of the Church project for the worldwide office of the Anglican Communion. Lyon and his colleagues have been charged with offering “signposts of understanding” to help unite a global fellowship of Christians that encompasses … Continue reading »

Playing games to demonstrate our learning
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Playing games to demonstrate our learning

Editor’s Note: This article is a follow-up to Day Smith Pritchartt’s tremendously popular “Shutting down the Sunday school” article and to a CMT-convened conversation on February 10 about learning assessment. Day revamped her parish’s Sunday-morning formation as part of our Hybrid Faith Formation Network Initiative. I left the Google Hangout feeling deeply inspired by the conversation about assessing … Continue reading »