App review: It’s Advent
App review: It’s Advent

As a Christian, I consider Advent to be an incredible and holy time of anticipating God’s entrance into the world. Unfortunately, my twenty-first-century American response to waiting is generally to make

Book review — Faithful Generations: Effective Ministry Across Generational Lines
Book review — Faithful Generations: Effective Ministry Across Generational Lines

In America today we have five living adult generations. This is a unique circumstance in our history. Thanks to improved public health initiatives and the advances of medical science, adults

App review: Mission St. Clare
App review: Mission St. Clare

Google Play rating: 4.6/5 iTunes rating: 4+/5 My rating: 3/5 Price: Free Mission St. Clare’s Daily Office app is a tool I use constantly. It has a clear function and

Kindling interest
Kindling interest

I remember now with fondness what was, at the time, a depressing February day during my childhood. I was at scout camp, and I was working with friends on the

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

A celebration of new leadership
A celebration of new leadership

A frequent question among faith formation colleagues from liturgical traditions goes something like this: Does anyone have a liturgy for _____? Often, the occasion is a transition in leadership of

Presentation: Faith formation practices of the church
Presentation: Faith formation practices of the church

On Saturday, February 23, our Lisa Kimball and Kyle Oliver gave the keynote workshop at the annual convention of the Episcopal Diocese of Easton. Entitled “Hidden Blessings, Visible Blessings: A

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

What two months at VTS taught me about learning
What two months at VTS taught me about learning

  To compile a list of the things I’ve learned in my time at VTS would be a near-impossible task; it’s been an incredibly informative two months. A list of the

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