Six New Things – Week of August 2, 2021

Love, love, love; that’s what it’s all about.


Encourage gracious friendships with I Can Help (Eerdmans), a gentle look at how love for a friend can overcome bullying, teasing, and apathy.


Empower women, girls, and all poets to develop a healthy love for themselves with the inspiring, Poet, Pilgrim, Rebel: The Story of Anne Bradstreet, America’s First Published Poet (Beaming), the true story of how the gifted author blazed a trail for women’s rights to study, write, and achieve.

Bring that love for women and their rights into the 21st century with Leaving Silence: Sexualized Violence, the Bible, and Standing with Survivors (Herald), in which Bible scholar Susannah Larry leads fellow survivors and those who care for them in a journey toward reclaiming the Bible amid the trauma of sexualized violence.


Learn how love can lead the way through disagreement, conflict, and change with Love Is the Resistance: Learn to Disagree, Resolve the Conflicts You’ve been Avoiding, and Create Real Change (Baker) and/or The Space Between Us: Conversations about Transforming Conflict (Herald).


Explore how love is bringing us through the multiple pandemics of this past year+ with Neighbor Love through Fearful Days: Finding Purpose and Meaning in a Time of Crisis (Fortress).

If the pandemics have you feeling frazzled, or if you’re thriving in these transformative days, let LeaderWise know what you need with their Ministry Engagement and Burnout Survey.


Develop greater insight to the people and needs of your community by sharing Brian McLaren’s Learning How to See Podcast (Center for Action and Contemplation).

Discover new ways to share God’s love with your broader community with Lewis Center for Church Leadership’s 50 Ways to Take Church to the Community.

Engage your community in a fun, flashback-to-flashmobs way with our Flashmob for Joy Great Idea!


Get inspired to love the vulnerable and those pushed to the margins with our third Summer Worship Series: Liberation service: Believe Jesus, featuring Rev. Jia Starr Brown sharing a prophetic call to action sermon, music from Sam Reeves and Robert Robinson, and a final amazing Spoken Word piece from Joe Davis and The Poetic Diaspora. Learn more here. Request the whole service, pdf for in-person leadership, or links to all the parts, here.