Easter People #35: What we’ve learned from the women in our lives
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #35: What we’ve learned from the women in our lives

View image | gettyimages.com   With Lisa unable to join us, our temporarily all-male Easter People cast has a conversation about the many things we’ve learned from the women in our lives. A brief summary: lots of gratitude, lots of hope for the future. Then we play a movie mashup game based on a recent Twitter hashtag and … 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 »

Reading Deuteronomy: An interview with Stephen Cook
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Reading Deuteronomy: An interview with Stephen Cook

Key Resources‘s Kyle Oliver recently interviewed Stephen Cook, VTS professor of Old Testament and author of Reading Deuteronomy. Kyle Oliver: What have you learned about teaching the Bible in parishes? Stephen Cook: Let me say that I’ve been honored and delighted to be regularly invited to teach and preach in churches, doing adult forums, Lenten series, and … 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 »

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 »

Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #32: Quick Forma reflections and junk TV

It’s not Lent yet, but we have a confession to make: We planned to record a live episode of Easter People at the 2015 Forma Conference and, well, we forgot. It was a busy couple of days, as you’ll hear. Our parting gift for you is our first ever “Easter Peeps” mini-episode. It features some … Continue reading »

The most remarkable thing Brené Brown said at Forma 2015
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The most remarkable thing Brené Brown said at Forma 2015

If you’re a regular reader of this blog and didn’t hear a ton last week about Forma 2015, the annual conference of the Episcopal Church’s grassroots organization of faith formation ministers, then I can only assume we travel in very different online circles. It is quite the coincidence (a happy one, to be sure) that those circles intersect … Continue reading »

9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)
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9 memorable sights and sounds from Forma 2015 (so far)

I knew everything was bigger in Texas, and I knew not to mess with it. But I didn’t know that 36 hours here for the Forma 2015 pre-conference (with Episcopal Camps and Conference Centers) and opening evening could be packed with quite so many notable experiences. In no particular order, here are some of the sights … Continue reading »

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #31: Let’s talk sports (really)

In honor, we guess, of Superbowl XLIX, the Easter People talk sports: the joy of victory, the agony of defeat, and everything in between. Thanks so much to Karen Schlabach, Sean Maloney, Dan Stroud, Lindy Bunch, and Ginny Wilder for sharing their best and worst sports memories! If you want to learn more about Jason’s son’s sports-themed Bible … Continue reading »

Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT
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Show, don’t tell: A new video introducing the CMT

We try to keep the shameless self-promotion to reasonable levels here on Key Resources, but today we have a post about our center that we hope will be particularly useful both for us and for you. “The Center for the Ministry of Teaching” is a long and somewhat cryptic name for a group of faith formation coaches … Continue reading »