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Dementia 101 for faith communities
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Dementia 101 for faith communities

Recently I was part of a panel discussion with Anne Karoly, Lifetime Theological Education Office director at Virginia Theological Seminary (VTS), about dementia. The panel was for lay and clergy people who minister to older adults in churches, synagogues, institutions, and retirement centers. We talked about ways to bring people with dementia into our communities by … Continue reading »

Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar
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Reimagining church space: The Juice Bar

Two summers ago, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in Spartanburg, South Carolina, had an idea. What began as a way to connect with a local school district became far more than we imagined. We called it the Juice Bar. Rightly named to acknowledge that many students come to charge up their MacBooks and other devices, the Juice Bar is a free, … Continue reading »

Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan
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Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan

I’ve mentioned here before a fantastic Fuller Youth Institute interview with danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated and one of the leading experts on how teens use digital media. Many of you were excited about that resource, and if you liked it, I think you’re really gonna like this next one. The WNYC show New Tech City recently launched a … Continue reading »

Easter People #34: Lent and the environment
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #34: Lent and the environment

In this episode, we welcome two guests: Nurya Love Parish (@nurya) and Ragan Sutterfield (@ragan). We took the occasion of Lent to explore a particular instance of “structural sin”: our mistreatment of the environment. In Easter People fashion, we make our way to helpful tips for hopeful and conscientious everyday living. Then we play a nerdy … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Friday Fun – VBS Online
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VBS Fair – Friday Fun – VBS Online

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ve been featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. If you’ve been following our reviews this week, you’ll have noticed that in our resource section we’ve been recommending the site VBS Online from Episcopal … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – Thailand Trek
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Thailand Trek

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. Thailand Trek Cross Culture VBS Group Publishing group.com/vbs $149.99 Thailand Trek introduces children to life in Thailand through games, snacks, and learning stations. The material … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – Message Received
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Message Received

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. Message Received Hearing God’s Call MennoMedia faithandliferesources.org/Curriculum/vbs/ $159.99 Age Levels: Preschool, Elementary Includes Music CD Registration and volunteer forms Alternate schedule Strengths: Extremely well … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – G Force Adventure Park
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – G Force Adventure Park

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. G Force Adventure Park “God’s Love in Action” Cokesbury 2015.cokesburyvbs.com $ 159.99 Age Levels: Preschool, Elementary (primary emphasis), Teen, Adult (separate purchase) Includes Clip … Continue reading »

VBS Fair – Top Pick – Bible Blast to the Past
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VBS Fair – Top Pick – Bible Blast to the Past

Editor’s note: This post is part of our VBS Review Fair here on Key Resources, where we’ll be featuring reviews of our top picks from this year’s curricula. You can download the full review packet here. Bible Blast to the Past “Discover God’s Everlasting Love” Standard Publishing www.vacationbibleschool.com $179.00 Bible Blast to the Past is designed to bring children closer … Continue reading »

Easter People #33: Winter survival guide
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #33: Winter survival guide

In episode 33, the Easter People (minus Jason) ride out the winter together, with a discussion of board games and other tips for staying warm, fighting cabin fever, and winning at pajamas. Games we discussed: Settlers of Catan Sushi Go! Diplomacy Apples to Apples Cards Against Humanity A Game for Good Christians Green Shoots: Liturgy … Continue reading »

App review: electronic Common Prayer (Android)
Apps / Reviews

App review: electronic Common Prayer (Android)

Google Play Store rating: 4.6 / 5 My rating: 4 / 5 Price: $10 [in app purchases for Enriching Our Worship]  Android users, the wait is finally over. As of December, we can enjoy what iOS users have had access to for a couple years: the official Book of Common Prayer app, aka electronic Common Prayer. Simply having … Continue reading »

Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available
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Interviews with intergenerational faith formation leaders available

Back in October, our Matthew Kozlowski represented the CMT at LifelongFaith Associates’s symposium on intergenerational faith formation. One of the goals of the conference was to capture as much wisdom as possible from the leaders at the event, which led to the creation of the Intergenerational Faith Formation website. You know we’re big fans of audio here in … Continue reading »