Easter People #39: Tackling transitions
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #39: Tackling transitions

  Changes are afoot with the Easter People crew, and in this episode we talk about the challenge of transitions: reflections, coping strategies, pop culture resonances, etc. Then we play a game about transition points in the Bible and share our Green Shoots. Plus Kyle shares some news about a big personal transition. Links: Finding communion: … Continue reading »

Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #38: We’re not dead yet

The Easter People would like to thank you for your patience. We got a week behind in our production schedule, but at least no one was trying to eat our brains. This week we’re joined by LeeAnne Watkins of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul for a conversation about the Walking Dead. We then … Continue reading »

What is connected learning?
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What is connected learning?

Connected learning is, in short, an opportunity for churches to more deeply engage with their communities and invest in local young people. It is also a movement that acknowledges a truth churches have always known: that learning happens everywhere. In communities across the country, especially in self-identified Cities of Learning, educators and other local leaders … Continue reading »

Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!
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Looking for technology training? Check out e-Formation — year-round!

Regular readers of this blog know that Key Resources has been one of the places where CMT staff and contributors have kept you up-to-date on our work training lay and ordained church leaders to use digital media in ministry. This content includes Tech Report, our series of online how-to videos App reviews and other exploratory software … Continue reading »

Google talk: What I learned on my tour at Context 2015
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Google talk: What I learned on my tour at Context 2015

Regular readers of this blog have, presumably, developed a certain tolerance for my occasional high-octane nerd enthusing. Rest assured: that’s not where I’m trying to go with this one. It’s true that when I toured Google Pittsburgh on Tuesday night as part of the CMU Create Lab‘s Context Conference, I thought I’d gone to geek heaven. Or if … Continue reading »

Easter People #37: Technology Q&A
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #37: Technology Q&A

As we previewed last time, the Easter People answer your technology questions and chat about their favorite apps in advance of the e-Formation Conference at VTS. We also hear about the panelists’ Green Shoots, including a big Star Wars-related parenting win for Randall. We talked about lots of tools in this episode. Here are our technology-heavy links: … Continue reading »

Easter People #36: Easter joy in a messed-up world
Easter People Podcast

Easter People #36: Easter joy in a messed-up world

Happy Easter, Easter People people! In this very honest conversation, we’ll explore what it means to proclaim and experience Easter joy (and sometimes not) in a world that is still full of strife, pain, and loss. We will also play a Bible game about the resurrection and share our Green Shoots. Links: “Hallelujah Funk“ Washington Post Peeps … Continue reading »

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 »