Finding communion: Seminarians grow, harvest wheat to bake daily bread
Finding communion: Seminarians grow, harvest wheat to bake daily bread

The Eucharist offers us many gifts: memorial, thanksgiving, empowerment by the Spirit. There are many ways to approach such an intimate act and find deeper communion with God. A group of seminarians at

Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan
Teens, Tweens, and Tech: A survey and lesson plan

I’ve mentioned here before a fantastic Fuller Youth Institute interview with danah boyd, author of It’s Complicated and one of the leading experts on how teens use digital media. Many of you were

Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza
Easter People #21: Back-to-school extravaganza

It’s back-to-school time all over North America, and the Easter People (mostly) rejoice. We talk fall routines and rituals and educational pop culture before ending, as always, with our Green Shoots. Welcome

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

VBS report: African Holiday Clubs share message of hope
VBS report: African Holiday Clubs share message of hope

Vacation Bible School is alive and well in South Africa, although it’s called Holiday Club. The goals are similar to those at churches in the United States, but different at

Spiritual formation of young children in an Episcopal preschool
Spiritual formation of young children in an Episcopal preschool

St. Mark’s Preschool in New Canaan, CT, was founded in the fall of 1993 as a typical nursery school housed in a church building. But as the years went by and as enrollment

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

Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go
Podcast review: Pray-as-you-go

Title: Pray-as-you-go Tagline: ”Daily prayer for your MP3 player” Creators: Jesuit Media Initiatives Genre: Prayer, Bible Study Frequency: Daily Availability: iTunes, RSS, direct download Study guides: None (no need) ** What are they up to? Prayer, without ceasing.

Ministry on the Beach…and in High School, too
Ministry on the Beach…and in High School, too

It is a spring day on the beach and I’m listening to the waves from the Gulf of Mexico as they arrive gently on the shore. I stand next to

Teaching Songs to Children
Teaching Songs to Children

    Dr. Deborah Sousa, music teacher of the Episcopal School of Knoxville and choirmaster and organist of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Knoxville, shares these tips on teaching children