Exploring ‘hard questions’ by starting with ‘big questions’
Exploring ‘hard questions’ by starting with ‘big questions’

David Bornstein recently wrote on the New York Times Fixes blog about how we can repair our public discourse. His answer was in the form of a question, or rather “big

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

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

Discovery to recovery: Godly Play for Alzheimer’s patients (continued)
Discovery to recovery: Godly Play for Alzheimer’s patients (continued)

Editor’s Note: Today we continue to look at a very special Godly Play ministry in the Diocese of Lexington. The Rev. Lois Howard discusses the challenges of Godly Play ministry with Alzheimer’s

Discovery to recovery: Godly Play for Alzheimer’s patients
Discovery to recovery: Godly Play for Alzheimer’s patients

Editor’s Note: Over the next two days we will explore an important ministry taking place within the Diocese of Lexington. As most of our readers know, Godly Play has traditionally been

Build your own Epiphany activities
Build your own Epiphany activities

In liturgical traditions like the Episcopal Church, faith formation activities tied to seasons are becoming more and more important. Commitment to a year-long program seems daunting; a 4–6 week commitment

Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks
Expanding faith formation reach with hybrid networks

Responding to a problem I serve as the “front line” in our consultation services here in the Center for the Ministry of Teaching. Every day, I answer emails, phone calls,

Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)
Video: Social media for churches (aka #chsocm)

Last week, I had the opportunity to speak with Peter Turner, Technology and Communications Director for the Episcopal Diocese of Washington. We spoke on a Google+ Hangout about getting churches

Book review: Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art
Book review: Pilgrimage – The Sacred Art

Planning a pilgrimage? Interested in labyrinths?  Looking to build on a previous pilgrimage experience? This new book by Sheryl Kujawa-Holbrook (SkyLight Paths, 2013) is an interesting and readable book, fresh

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