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Friday, March 28, 2014

Vestry Resources

Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices
Episcopal Church Foundation Vital Practices - Vestry Papers
Humble Leadership: Being Radically Open to God;s Guidance and Grace: N. Graham Standish: Books Cultivating the Missional Church: New Soil for Growing Vestries and Leaders eBook: Randolph C. Ferebee: Kindle Store  5 Keys for Church Leaders : Building a Strong, Vibrant, and Growing Church by Kevin Martin


Do Us a Favor, Take a Vacation
Alpha Dads: Men Get Serious About Work-Life Balance - Businessweek
Alban - How Do Clergy Observe Sabbath?
Redefining a Successful Life
Cycle of Scarcity
Dear Church, 11 signs you’re burning out your staff. - Stuff Christians Like
75 Years In The Making: Harvard Just Released Its Epic Study On What Men Need To Live A Happy Life
Taking Breaks--You’re Doing It Wrong | Fast Company | Business + Innovation
10 Ways to Rekindle Your Passion for Work
Keep It Collared
5 reasons why you shouldn’t work too hard
Your 60-Hour Work Week is Not a Badge of Honour | Jeff Archibald
Busyness is Not a Virtue : iDoneThis blog
Why People Work For Rewards They’ll Never Get to Enjoy | Hazlitt
The One Thing Christians Should Stop Saying | The Accidental Missionary
What Happened to Downtime? The Extinction of Deep Thinking and Sacred Space

Brigid Schulte's Overwhelmed and our epidemic of busyness.


Episcopal News Service - COMMENTARY
Confronting the lie: God won’t give you more than you can handle | From One Degree to Another | Nate Pyle
A New Normal: Ten Things I've Learned About Trauma - Catherine Woodiwiss | God's Politics Blog | Sojourners
The Promised Land; Saint Mark's Church
Love Unleashed through Suffering |Web Exclusives | First Things


Conjuring Up our Own Gods
Study Theology, Even If You Don't Believe in God - Tara Isabella Burton - The Atlantic
Unapologetic Theology: You cannot out-give God...
Among the Believers -
God’s Feminine Side Is Plain To See - TIME
The people who challenged my atheism most weren't priests, but homeless addicts and prostitutes | Chris Arnade | Comment is free |
Deconstructing God
Why English majors make lousy fundamentalists | Mercy Not Sacrifice

Theological Education

Learning to Get Along
Is It Time to Write the Eulogy?: The Future of Seminary Education
Scholar Priest Iniatitive


Study Reveals The Geography of Charitable Giving : NPR
TED TALK on Charity
As We Become Richer, Do We Become Stingier? : NPR
Stewardship, Tithing, Giving
The Case of the Disappearing Staff | MaryAnn McKibben Dana
Mobile Giving
Could You Tithe Your Time?
Love of Money
Congregational Sustainability Roundup

RenewalWorks : Forward Movement — Reinvigorating the life of the church


Anglicans Online | Online Worship

BBC News - As it happened: 100 Women conference
BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Heart and Soul: Faith Perspectives
BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Outlook
BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Witness

The Episcopal Church in Garrett County - Always an Open Door
iTunes - Podcasts - Audio Daily Office @ The Trinity Mission by The Trinity Mission

Podcast Help | On Being
Podcast | This American Life

DigitalFormation - YouTube
Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Forgiveness - YouTube
Grace - YouTube

Clean and Unclean [The Syrophoenician Woman]

Bishop Greg Rickel at Episcopal Church Building Fund
Society of Saint John the Evangelist

Social Media & Technology

BBC News - Catholic church attracts future priests using Facebook
Pastoral Transitions in the Age of Social Media, Part 1: Introduction – Pomomusings
Tim Harford |Ten email commandments
DigitalFormation - YouTube
New commandments: Thou shalt Tweet; | Seven whole days
5 Questions to Ask Before Posting To Social Media | RELEVANT Magazine
Alban -Pastoral Transitions in the Age of Social Media
Guide to Live Tweeting Church Events

BBC News - Cloak “anti-social” app helps you avoid your friends
A New Survey Reveals Which Social Media Brands People Are Most Attached To | Co.Create | creativity + culture + commerce
Find Images for Blogs & Social Media with Embed | Getty Images