This is a lesson designed to connect faith with care of both the environment and our neighbors. This “lesson” is a game designed for elementary school aged children, with options for older children, tweens, and teens. … More A Creation Care Lesson for Children: Waste in Sunday School – Where Does it Go?
Spending time outdoors, in the natural world, is a time-honored part of Christian spirituality. We feel refreshed, we are able to put our problems in better perspective, and we are able to find peace in places with birds (instead of tweets) chirping. We know that Jesus, Moses, and other major figures in scripture spent time … More Youth Spirituality and the Importance of Time in Nature
Like a pilgrim of old, my spiritual journey has become much like his – taken alone, without institutional support, and mostly in the small “hut” of my home office or while out encountering whomever I may meet on my journey. … More The Spiritual Journeys of Middle-Aged GenXers: It’s a Lonely Road
Several new books have just been published, all appropriate for adult formation groups. Here’s what I recommend for Lent 2019 – wherever you are in your spiritual journey, there’s something for everybody. … More New for Lent 2019: Resources for Adult Christian Formation
Do you minister to youth or their parents? Several newly published resources offer both useful tools for youth ministry and big picture strategies. … More New Youth Ministry Resources
Hello Readers! After taking the last several months off to complete two first-draft manuscripts, I’m back to blogging. Now that I’ve come up for air, I’m delighted to report that I’m also back to reviewing new books and sharing my thoughts and recommendations. I know many of my followers are Episcopalians, and I want to … More New Books on Christian Living and Spirituality
I wrote Christian Nurture in the 21st Century back in 2003, in response to lots of social changes I saw that the Church had not adjusted to – working women who no longer had time to volunteer for church work, ever-increasing demands on children’s time, and parents who had never learned the basics of the … More Christian Nurture in the 21st Century – About this Book (And What has Changed – or Mostly NOT Changed – Since I Wrote this Book)
Sycamore Cove is delighted to announce the publication of its first book, Christian Nurture in the Twenty-First Century: A New Vision for Christian Formation. This book, by Cynthia Coe, envisions new ways of nurturing children and young people in the Christian faith – backed up by scripture, church history, and theology. Christian Nurture in the … More Publication of Christian Nurture in the 21st Century