TED’s Threads of Faith: An intersection of theology and inspiration
TED’s Threads of Faith: An intersection of theology and inspiration

Looking for a fresh way to have a conversation about where faith and daily living intersect, our congregation turned to TED Talks and ended up with a rich class titled

Book review: The Spy on Noah’s Ark
Book review: The Spy on Noah’s Ark

The Spy on Noah’s Ark and Other Bible Stories from the Inside Out (Forward Movement, 2013) is a charming book of children’s Bible stories by Episcopal priest Lindsay Hardin Freeman.

Review: Strength for the Journey
Review: Strength for the Journey

I didn’t know how to classify this review, because the savvy folks at CREDO have released Renée Miller’s Strength for the Journey: A Guide to Spiritual Practice in multiple formats. But whether you buy

Book review — Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults
Book review — Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults

Title: Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults Author: David Gortner Year: 2013 Summary Each person creates for themselves a Personal Theology, which consists

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

Book review — The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation
Book review — The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation

Title: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation Author: Thom S. Rainer & Jess W. Rainer Year: 2011 Summary This generation is highly relational, and wants to make a difference

Book Review: You Lost Me
Book Review: You Lost Me

Title: You Lost Me: Why Young Christians are Leaving Church and Rethinking Faith Author: David Kinnaman (from the Barna Group) Year: 2011 Thesis: The church emphasizes creating a large number of

Podcast review: God Complex Radio
Podcast review: God Complex Radio

Title: God Complex Radio Tagline: “If you’ve got a God complex, you’d better get over it.” Creators: Carol Howard Merritt, Derrick Weston, and Rob Dyer Genre: Interview Frequency: Every 1–2 weeks Availability: iTunes, RSS, Streaming Study Guides: Yes