The magic of the book

I have quoted Maria Popova before in this site, as she is one of the most interesting writers and curators of storying today. Here she draws on some of Herman Hesse’s work to talk about the magic of books (which of course is also the magic of story).

Learning Dreams

Here’s a neat — and transformative — project based at the University of Minnesota which focuses on supporting learning dreams for adults, and by extension, their families. It’s not about faith, per se, but there is much that those of us who work on faith formation can learn from it.

Talk to me videos

I’m not always the biggest fan of either Facebook or the Huffington Post, but here’s some useful advice on how to create a “talk to me” video — remember, you don’t have to post it at Facebook!

Photovoice and congregations

“Photovoice” is a research strategy/community intervention model. One of the faculty on my dissertation committee, M. Brinton Lykes, has done extensive work with this strategy in circumstances where people are recovering from horrific warfare trauma. Now it is also being used in congregational settings. This piece has a nice overview, along with a useful example.