Do I Stay Christian? Resources for you and your small group …

Do I Stay Christian? releases this week!

You may be interested in this excerpt from the book in the Daily Meditation from the Center for Action and Contemplation, of which I am honored to be a part: https://email.cac.org/t/ViewEmail/d/9F5DC36ACF0260072540EF23F30FEDED/7F2E00B06C3B153A14399806BE9B4083

You'll also find a three-part video guide to the book and an invitation to be part of a four-week online class and community HERE:

https://homebrewedchristianity.lpages.co/doistaychristian/

This online course and community are a partnership with the amazing Tripp Fuller of Homebrewed Christianity ... one of the really significant theological resources on the interwebs today.

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Attention Podcasters – Would you like to talk about Do I Stay Christian?

A friend and colleague just finished reading the manuscript of Do I Stay Christian? He said he couldn't stop reading and called it my "piece de resistance." If you'd like to invite me to talk about the book on your podcast, you can contact John Karle at this email address: john.karle@stmartins.com. John can schedule our conversation and mail you an advanced reader copy. He'll also invite you to participate in a fun zoom gathering with all the podcasters who invite me to join them. That gathering will be on the release date, May 24.

We'll be scheduling podcast interviews April 10-12 and 17 - 19, and May 10-12 and 17-19.

If you'd like to preorder the book, you'll find links here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250262806/doistaychristian

 

 

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If you’re a pastor, ministry leader, or other compassionate human feeling weary, worn out, or on the edge …

I'm honored to be part of this post-Easter retreat -- April 18-21 -- at Montreat in North Carolina.

Discovering Renewal

Some retreats are more like conferences with lots of input. That's good and needed sometimes. But other times, what you need as a quiet place in nature's beauty ... with time to unwind, rest, and simply enjoy being human. I'll be leading one daily session focused on deep renewal, but other than that, you'll have free time with options for some physical activity -- including guided hiking (with Aram Mitchell), yoga (with Mary Caroll Dodd), and fly fishing (with Tanner Pickett).

I hope you'll consider joining us, right after Easter, for Discovering Renewal: https://montreat.org/events/renewal-2022

By the way - what this article describes about Baptists and burnout probably applies to all denominations: https://baptistnews.com/article/leaving-church-part-2-the-great-baptist-resignations-and-covid/

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A Catholic and a Protestant Walk Into a Blog

I think you'll be glad you read this piece co-written with my friend Patrick Carolan. Be sure to notice the dynamic tension between the first and third paragraphs.

https://www.franciscanmedia.org/franciscan-spirit-blog/faithful-democracy-needs-you

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Using We Make the Road by Walking in 2022-2023

You'll find a lot of resources for using We Make the Road by Walking here: https://www.facebook.com/wemaketheroadbywalking/

Here's the schedule if you're preaching/studying from the book each week in 2022 - 2023:

 
Chapter - Date
18. Jan 2, 2022
19. Jan 9
20. Jan 16
21. Jan 23
22. Jan 30
23. Feb 6
24. Feb 13
25. Feb 20
26. Feb 27
27. Mar 6
28. Mar 13
29,. Mar 20
30. Mar 27
31. Apr 3
32. Apr 20 (32, A, B, C)
33. Apr 17 Easter
34. Apr 24
35. May 1
36. May 8
37. May 15
38. May 22
39. May 29
40. Jun 5
41. Jun 12
42. Jun 19
43. Jun 26
44. Jul 3
45. Jul 10
46. Jul 17
47. Jul 24
48. Jul 31
49. Aug 7
50. Aug 14
51. Aug 21
52. Aug 28
 
Chapter: Date
1: Sep 4
2: September 11
3: September 18
4: September 25
5: Oct 2
6: October 9
7: October 16
8: October 23
9: October 30
10: November 6
11: November 13
12: November 20
13: November 27
14: ADVENT BEGINS: Dec 4
15:December 11
16: December 18
17A: December 24
17: December 25
18: Jan 1, 2023
19. Jan 8
etc.
BTW - these chapters sync up with the weeks of daily meditations in Seeking Aliveness: https://www.amazon.com/Seeking-Aliveness-Reflections-Experience-Christian/dp/1478947470

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