Monday, 27 February 2012

Biblical Videos

Students these days are so visually oriented, mere words don't cut the mustard.

Bibledex features short and quirky videos on every book of the Bible presented by theology experts (so they claim).  There are varying styles and lengths but a treasure trove of possibilities, growing all the time, is on offer.

There are even videos for themes and particular bible verses.

It's well worth a browse.  It's highly likely you'll find yourself  bookmarking the site for further use

You can find it here

Sunday, 26 February 2012

Resources for Worship


For cutting edge ministry and worship resources, the UK site Proost is a wonderful option.

The site features cheap and so-up-to-date-it-hurts material for immediate use by people in ministry situations.

For chaplains, it's a must.

There's heaps of music, videos for liturgy, experience packages for emerging church type stuff and even labyrinth kits.

Wednesday, 8 February 2012

Story Book Resource



Children's story books can be a great way to help children (and adults) explore spiritual themes and ideas emerging from the Bible. There is something very subversive about a really great story book. It is hard to stop listening or to take your eyes off the art. Jesus knew the power of stories and frequently used them to engage his audience.

An excellent resource in this area is a site called Storypath, that can be found at http://storypath.upsem.edu/

Storypath is a very useful resource. Each week a children’s story book is reviewed which includes a summary, key literary elements explored, a link to scripture and theological ideas and a list of faith talk questions. The book is also categorised according to age, themes and biblical links. This means you have the ability to find books reviewed or suggested for particular books of the Bible. The site also provides story books that link with weekly lectionary readings.

A useful resource for worship or religious education.