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?
The early springtime season of Lent is a great time to try out new habits that benefit both you and Earth our garden home. Here are some ideas of Lenten practices and disciplines to try for the next six weeks. … More Ten Environment Friendly Lenten Practices – Good for You, Good for the Planet
The days of giving up chocolate, alcohol, or some other pleasure simply because the church says so are long gone. I’ve come to think of “Lent” not as a church-prescribed season, but rather a six-week time of self-improvement. … More Is Lent Still Relevant in the 21st Century?
Lent is a practice, not a season, and not a time to simply give up chocolate for the glory of God. … More Lent is a Practice, Not a Season
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
Several new resources have just been released, all appropriate for adult Christian formation groups or individual use. … More New Resources for Adult Christian Formation
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
Many of you reading this either work for the Church or attend regularly and enthusiastically. But you know, deep down, that the number of people attending church in the US continues to drop. A recent report on Knoxville’s WBIR announced that 80% of Knoxvillians either identify as having “no religion” or are “done” with religion … More Done With Church – Listening & Understanding Why