CMT staff share their favorite tips and resources
CMT staff share their favorite tips and resources

Here in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching at Virginia Theological Seminary, we get a lot of calls, emails, tweets, and other inquiries about the best resources for and approaches

Podcast review: Revs
Podcast review: Revs

Title: Revs Tagline: “Hello, Reverend” Creators: Beth Birkholz and Scott Seeke Genre: Conversation Frequency: Monthly Availability: iTunes, RSS, Streaming Study Guides: No (but we’re open to it: email your request) *** What are they up to? Offering a down-to-earth clergy couple’s

Some podcast picks
Some podcast picks

Image: Kyle tries to play it cool while introducing NPR’s Sarah Lumbard at e-Formation 2013. Photo by the seemingly indefatigable Tricia Lyons. I recently returned from the Gathering of Leaders, a networking and

A few quick thoughts on ‘Echo the Story’
A few quick thoughts on ‘Echo the Story’

A couple of weeks ago, our colleague Randall Curtis posted a review of the youth curriculum “Echo the Story” to a Facebook group of Episcopal faith formation practitioners. The review was written by an intern

‘Show me’ state of mind
‘Show me’ state of mind

What is Vacation Bible School (VBS)? Fewer and fewer people have any idea. That’s partly because fewer churches are offering VBS. And it’s partly because fewer people are attending church or,

Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go
Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go

Title: Pray-as-you-go Tagline: ”Daily prayer for your MP3 player” Creators: Jesuit Media Initiatives Genre: Prayer, Bible Study Frequency: Daily Availability: iTunes, RSS, direct download Study guides: None (no need) ** What are they up to? Prayer, without ceasing.

(Re)constructing curriculum
(Re)constructing curriculum

I recently tagged along on a phone conversation between a seminary instructor and spiritual director and the publisher she had worked with to produce some curriculum for young adults. Over

Episcopal Children’s Curriculum art
Episcopal Children’s Curriculum art

Ruth and Naomi (available here) I regularly get calls and emails from faith formation folks looking for Church-related image libraries. Sometimes they want to supplement worship bulletins or slides; other

Book review: Speaking Faithfully
Book review: Speaking Faithfully

We talk to a lot of faith formation volunteers and professionals in our work in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. One pattern we’ve noticed over the past six months

Learning Together
Learning Together

I miss my hacker pals. You see, before I went to seminary, I worked with ascientific computing research group in the engineering department where I was pursuing graduate study. I wrote