Our Picks: 2015 Lenten Resources
Our Picks: 2015 Lenten Resources

It’s that time of year again … time for a round-up of CMT favorites for Lenten resources. This year’s slate includes picks from Building Faith and Episcopal Teacher, some excellent resources

Reclaiming the words of MLK at Christ Church Cathedral
Reclaiming the words of MLK at Christ Church Cathedral

To say the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is an iconic American figure borders on understatement. He is perhaps the most famous American political reformer of the twentieth century, if not

Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd
Using comics and superheroes to find God in the absurd

I recently came across a comic book entitled, “Legions of Ludicrous Heroes.” It features such characters as Antisocial Man and Captain Optimist, with superpowers like being able to put their victims feet

Resources for talking about Ferguson
Resources for talking about Ferguson

Since well before last Wednesday’s grand jury verdict not to indict police officer Darren Wilson, colleagues have been sharing resources for discussing, praying about, and otherwise grappling with Ferguson—the shooting of Michael

Two churches thrive with combined faith formation program
Two churches thrive with combined faith formation program

On the north shore of Long Island in Manhasset, NY, two neighboring churches are working together in a new, path-breaking ecumenical way. For 200 years, Christ Episcopal Church and Community

Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories
Easter People #26: Coming-of-age stories

This week, the Easter People welcome their pal Iman Green and talk about their favorite coming-of-age stories on the big and small screens. Then they play the Teenage Protagonist Culture Quiz.

Why ‘The Confirmation Project’ matters for the Episcopal Church
Why ‘The Confirmation Project’ matters for the Episcopal Church

Editor’s note: Our Lisa Kimball and Kate Siberine are participating in a five-denomination study of confirmation practices funded by the Lilly Endowment and  based at Princeton Seminary. This post originally appeared on

Pilgrimage reflection: Grace abundant and unexpected
Pilgrimage reflection: Grace abundant and unexpected

I’m not gonna lie: I lost more than a few hours sleep prior to our St. Thomas 2014 pilgrimage. My prayers were for safety, formative experiences, and solid community among

Book review – Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong
Book review – Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong

David Olshine’s recent book Youth Ministry: What’s Gone Wrong and How to Get It Right presents practical tips for solving what he sees as significant problems in contemporary youth ministry.

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