Raising Faithful children



The web has proven to be an enormous resource for sharing materials! I can’t keep up with all of the wonderful things available, but I can at least point to some of my favorites.

Great things to read

Real Kids, Real Faith . Welcoming Children . Hanging Out, Messing Around and Geeking Out . Kids, Parents and Power Struggles . It’s Not the Media . Imagining Faith with Kids . Confronting the Challenges . Digital and Media Literacy . Enhancing Child Safety and Online Technologies

Children’s literature

Bible Stories for the 40 Days . Children’s Ministry through Literature . Red Balloon Bookstore .

Web explanations via video

Information revolution . Social media in plain English . Social Media statistics . Changing and learning . An introduction to YouTube . RSS in plain English .

Creation tools and organizations

wordpress (blog) . posterous (blog) . MyPopStudio . animoto . TVbyGirls . Center for Digital Storytelling .

Simple living web resources

The Story of Stuff . Wikipedia definition . Voluntary simplicity . Downshifting . SimpleLiving.org . Simplicity resources . Web of Creation . Quotations on consumerism . Practicing Our Faith .

Spirituality resources more generally

Creighton’s link list . PracticingOurFaith . Christ in the Desert monastery . Faces of Faith project . Common Good radio for kids . Vibrant Faith Ministries . Lifelong Faith .

Curriculum resources

Media literacy in faith communitiesNational Association for Media Literacy Education . Simplify the holidays . Living sustainably . Stuff (for K-12 schools) . Rethinking the American Dream


MN media arts standards . MN arts standards more generally . WACC No Nonsense Guides . Rule of 3’s exercise . media mapping exercise . media reality exercise . NAMLE Core principles of media literacy . news diet handout .


Internet Safety Technical Task Force . Digital Media and LearningNat’l Assoc. of Catechetical Media Profs. . Pauline Center for Media Studies . World Assoc. for Christian Communication . New Media Literacies .

Center for a New American Dream . Bread for the World . EarthMinistry . Heifer Project InternationalSo We Might See . Childhood Studies and Religion .


Parish Nurses . All Saints (Minnetonka) . Food, film and fables (FirstThird) . ECLC (Edina) . ConNEXT (Buffalo) .

These are resources I use in various workshops I present on raising faith-full children in media cultures.