Archives for November 2016

Christ Walk Kids: A Spiritual Journey for Tweens and Teens, by Anna Fitch Courie

Title of book or publication
Christ Walk Kids: A Spiritual Journey for Tweens and Teens
Author(s)
Anna Fitch Courie
Publisher
Morehouse Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
October 2016
Description or summary
christ-walk-kids-full-rgbChrist Walk Kids: A Spiritual Journey for Tweens and Teens is a spin-off of the bestselling Christ Walk health and spiritual fitness program used by thousands of adults. It offers a fun and inspiring approach to instilling practices of caring for body, mind, and spirit. “Our children are inquisitive about their health, their bodies, their relationship with God, and their purpose in the world,” says nurse, author, speaker—and mom—Anna Fitch Courie, who developed both programs.

Using a fitness tracker, kids track their steps and mileage as they imaginatively trace biblical paths. For example, one route might be between Jesus’s hometown of Nazareth and Jerusalem, a 65-mile journey that requires 4,000 steps (1.6 miles) per day. Each day covers a topic related to health and spirituality: physical exercise, nutrition (“God did not hang protein bars on the trees in the Garden of Eden,” Courie points out), sex, drinking, drugs, praying, lying, stealing, bullying, and many others. Courie encourages parents to read the book with their older children and teens, and accompany them as they build a foundation of healthy choices.

Where can the publication be purchased?
www.churchpublishing.org/christwalkkids

Church Leadership Conference, Feb. 17-19 (Hendersonville, NC)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Church Leadership Conference
When does it start?
02/17/2017
When does it end?
02/19/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
130 Kanuga Chapel Dr.
Hendersonville, North Carolina
What kind of event is it?
Conference
Tell us more about what you’re planning
Kanuga and the Episcopal Church Foundation (ECF) present the Church Leadership Conference, bringing together some of the best resources for leadership, financial and strategic development. This conference brings together vestries and other congregational leaders for learning, reflection and formation. Join New York Times best-selling author Rachel Held Evans and the Rev. Canon Frank Logue as we explore “finding your place” as leaders within our congregations. We will discuss reasons people find their way to our churches, how to make them feel appreciated and effective courses for personal growth.
Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
https://www.kanuga.org/
Does the event have a website?
https://www.kanuga.org/our-programs/adult-conferences-retreats/church-leadership/

Episcopal Preaching Foundation – 30 Years, May 30 (Richmond, VA)

Tell us what you’re planning …
Episcopal Preaching Foundation – 30 Years!
When does it start?
05/30/2017
When does it end?
05/30/2017
Tell us where you’re holding the event
All Saints Church
8787 River Road
Richmond, VA
What kind of event is it?
Meet-Up
Tell us more about what you’re planning
The Episcopal Preaching Foundation will celebrate 30 years of advancing the preaching of seminarians and priests in The Episcopal Church.

Presiding Bishop Michael Curry will join us on May 30, 2017 at All Saints Church in Richmond, Virginia to celebrate our 30th Anniversary. The Bishop recently accepted the appointment of Honorary Chairman of the EPF Board and is the past recipient of the “Best Sermon Award, 1992.”

Does your organization have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.preachingfoundation.org
Does the event have a website?
http://www.preachingfoundation.org
Contact
Pamela Hogan
Email
preachingfoundation@gmail.com

Saturday’s Silence: R. S. Thomas and Paschal Reading, by Richard McLauchlan

Title of book or publication
Saturday’s Silence: R. S. Thomas and Paschal Reading
Author(s)
Richard McLauchlan
Publisher
University of Wales Press
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
front-cover_-saturdays-silenceR. S. Thomas is acknowledged as one of the major poets of the twentieth century. However, the detailed attention paid to the religious dimensions of his work has largely limited itself to such matters as his obsession with the ‘absent God’; his appalled fascination with the mixed cruelty and wonder of a divinely created world; his interest in the world-view of the ‘new physics’; and his increasingly heterodox stance on spiritual matters. What has to some extent been neglected is his central indebtedness to key features of the ‘classic’ Christian tradition. This book concentrates on one powerful and compelling example, reading Thomas’s great body of religious work in the light of the three days at the heart of the Gospel narrative – the days which tell of the death, entombment and resurrection of Christ.
Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.uwp.co.uk/editions/9781783169207?language=en
Where can the publication be purchased?
Available through any good bookseller

Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America

Title of book or publication
Living Into God’s Dream: Dismantling Racism in America
Author(s)
Edited by Catherine Meeks
Publisher
Morehouse Publishing
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
An edited volume which uses theology,psychology and autobiography to explore racism. It also offers both theoretical and practical applications for addressing this important topic both in and out of faith communities.
Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.churchpublishing.org/livingintogodsdream
Where can the publication be purchased?
Church Publishing
Contact
Catherine Meeks
Email
kayma53@att.net

Made in Heaven? By Pierre Whalon

Title of book or publication
Made in Heaven?
Author(s)
Pierre Whalon
Publisher
Amazon Kindle
Month and Year of Publication
November 2016
Description or summary
covermadeinheavenBishop Pierre Whalon argues that marriage is in fact a sacrament, and that it applies to all couples. Years of research are condensed into 150 pages, written in an accessible style. Made in Heaven? presents a fresh new theology of marriage, draws out its practical and pastoral implications, and applies it to same-sex as well as different-sex couples.
Do you have a website you’d like to share?
http://www.pierrewhalon.info
Where can the publication be purchased?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M6E4EZZ
Contact
Pierre Whalon
Email
bishop@tec-europe.org