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Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism

Author: M. Craig Barnes December 16, 2015

Body & Soul: Reclaiming the Heidelberg Catechism by M. Craig Barnes is a six-week study of a 450 year-old document that offers us great insight and comfort today. The DVD features 10-minute introductions  by Craig Barnes, and the resource CD has suggestions for leaders, discussion questions, prayers, planning ideas for worship, and event-planning tools. Use for a […]

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Leading Through the Water

Author: Paul Galbreath November 14, 2015

Leading Through the Water by Paul Galbreath (2011).This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation because it teaches us to recover a theology of baptism.  Baptism frames our journey together and offers us a way to begin again, celebrating a shared sense of our unity. This emphasis on unity  extends beyond differences in denomination or detail since all […]

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Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations

Author: Robert Schnase November 14, 2015

Five Practices of Fruitful Congregations by Robert Schnase (2007) This resource approaches healing and reconciliation by teaching that cultivating specific Christian practices such as hospitality, worship, faith development, mission & service and generosity promotes a healthy, fruitful congregation that is able to move on from division to unity. The book includes chapter questions for discussion after each practice. […]

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Journey Toward Forgiveness: From rage to reconciliation

Author: MennoMedia November 14, 2015

This hour-long documentary available from MennoMedia on DVD includes seven short segments, separate stories that can be shown and discussed one-by-one.  The resource teaches healing and reconciliation by providing real-life examples of people who have overcome anger and pain to forgive.  The resource could be used with adult or older youth as a way to promote […]

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(Un)hurt: The Healing Power of Forgiveness

Author: David Snapper and Chelsey L. Harmon November 14, 2015

This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation by teaching us how to learn to forgive the hurts in our past and move on to freedom from hurt. It is very pastoral in its approach. There are 4 sessions on the DVD study; pastor Snapper leads groups through the process of letting go […]

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Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy

Author: Richard Rohr November 14, 2015

Embracing an Alternative Orthodoxy.  This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation by teaching us to extend our understanding of Christian theologies. In this 5-week DVD study from Morehouse, Richard Rohr, a Franciscan friar, leads learners through St. Francis’s legacy of Christian contemplation, mysticism and compassion with respect to the following topics: Atonement, […]

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The Great Ends of the Church

Author: PCUSA November 14, 2015

This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation by teaching us to reorient our vision past small differences to revisit the overall goals and mission of Christ’s church : Proclamation, Shelter/Nurture/Fellowship, Maintenance of Divine Worship, Preservation of Truth, Promotion of Social righteousness, Exhibition of the Kingdom of Heaven). Part of the excellent Being Reformed: Faith Seeking […]

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Our Only Comfort: 52 Reflections on the Heidelberg Catechism

Author: Neal Presa November 14, 2015

This resource could be used to foster healing and reconciliation because it focuses on the Heidelberg Catechism’s themes.  The Heidelberg catechism is one of comfort. It was first written in order to heal and reconcile two groups who differed in opinion on theology. At this time, it may be helpful for the Presbyterian Church to remember and celebrate its confessional […]

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1 Corinthians, a Listen Up! Bible Study

Author: Anthony B. Robinson October 30, 2015

In the introduction to his 1 Corinthians, a Listen Up! Bible study, author and United Church of Christ pastor Anthony B. Robinson explains that he began a whole-church group study of Paul’s first letter to Corinth as a way to minister to a particular congregation’s struggle with fractionalism and disagreement. He says that through the […]

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