Our Picks: Aging resources
Our Picks: Aging resources

Many resources about aging are available, especially as more Boomers reach 65. The list the Center for the Ministry of Teaching (CMT) has put together for Key Resources provides an

Curriculum review: Can I Ask That? A Sticky Faith Curriculum
Curriculum review: Can I Ask That? A Sticky Faith Curriculum

The authors of Can I Ask That? address the questions that adolescents often pose as they explore a deeper faith in God. Fuller Youth Institute, publisher of this curriculum, has been

Resources from Women of the ELCA
Resources from Women of the ELCA

A rich trove of resources for women is available through the Women of the ECLA website. “Lutheran women,” it notes, “have a long history of Bible study, discipleship, and desire to deepen their spiritual

New Focus on Aging Ministry
New Focus on Aging Ministry

This week I’ve been teaching a night course called Aging in America, focusing on ministry with older people in churches and institutions. Despite the high proportion of older people in

A Week with Walter Brueggemann
A Week with Walter Brueggemann

To be in Walter Brueggemann’s presence is an arresting experience in and of itself. He is a quiet man with a gentle laugh, as ready to listen to the latest

Why Adults Need to Go to Camp
Why Adults Need to Go to Camp

I spent last week at the Kanuga Conference Center in Hendersville, NC. Over 150 people gathered for the Christian Formation Conference, including individuals, families, and lots of children. A highlight

VBS report: African Holiday Clubs share message of hope
VBS report: African Holiday Clubs share message of hope

Vacation Bible School is alive and well in South Africa, although it’s called Holiday Club. The goals are similar to those at churches in the United States, but different at

Writing for Forward Day by Day from South Africa
Writing for Forward Day by Day from South Africa

  Living in South Africa last year, we experienced the seasons in reverse. In late April friends from the States began posting photos and comments about the beauty of spring

Seminary formation begins in chapel
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

CMT Open House and VBS Fair
CMT Open House and VBS Fair

Begin planning now for Vacation Bible School (VBS) by visiting next week’s fair at Key Hall on the campus of Virginia Theological Seminary. The fair will culminate in the Center for the