I’ve been absent from this site for a few weeks. But I’m still here! No worries. Today I’d like to share some of what’s been going on in and around my reading over the past few weeks. From books to blogs to magazines:
BLOG: If you’ve ever worked with curriculum of any sorts (good or bad), then you need to add your two cents to the discussion happening at www.childrensministryonline.com Listen as Kenny rails against the system, or the man, or the whatever you want to call it… It’s blogging at it’s best. An Open letter to Curriculum Publishers. In true Kenny Conley fashion, it’s about 10 posts long; but worth every minute of reading.
BOOK: I’m not sure how this has slipped my reading over the years, but somehow I’ve just now found myself reading through The Fabulous Reinvention of Sunday School by Aaron Reynolds. This book is blowing my little teaching mind right now. At risk of sounding like a total tool, I’ll say that I’m a pretty comfortable storyteller and public speaker; but Aaron’s book has been really challenging my setup and structure for teaching kids the Bible. I’m reading through it right now with my Elementary Ministry Coordinator, and it’s really been fantastic!
BLOG: Sam Luce and I have a little ministry secret. I’ll let the cat out of the bag…we’re both recovering Pentecostals. That being said, he might have some Holy Spirit blogging gold on his hands with some new posts on the Holy Spirit this week. Check it out:
The Role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Child
What is the Holy Spirit’s role in Children’s Ministry
MAGAZINE: I electronically opted out of the swimsuit issue in Sports Illustrated. I didn’t tell my wife, but when she got the card telling us that we would be missing this issue; it turned into a great gift that she still talks about today. Do it guys, just do it.
BLOG: Warning: Shameless Self-Promotion!!!! My wife is the editor for our church’s women’s ministry blog. Anyways, she wrote something nice about me and my daughter for Valentines Week. The Love of a Father
I’m out. Now go back to something more important.