The Faith Parenting Podcast: Integrating Spiritual and Faithful Expression into Family Life
Can we plant gardens and have neighborhood  festivals for the Earth?

Can we plant gardens and have neighborhood festivals for the Earth?

June 4, 2019

Kids for Saving Earth,  President Tessa Hill offers ideas for your family to learn to be a  citizen of the planet that  helps it live, not suffer the effects of pollution and destruction.  It sounds simple but plant something and not using  pesticides to  help it grow, teaches respect for the Earth!  Summer's nearly here - how around a neighborhood carnival that  celebrates the Earth! Listen now for great ideas, for your compassionate family.

Change the Light Bulbs and  Save  Energy

Change the Light Bulbs and Save Energy

June 1, 2019

When seeking ideas for the family that help the planet and nurturing an environmental justice in our  kids, we gratefully turn to Tessa Hill, president for Kids for Saving Earth..

 

 

Handsoap helps to keep the planet clean!

Handsoap helps to keep the planet clean!

May 7, 2019

Tessa Hill, President of Kids for Saving Earth, affirms what we need to help the planet in simple terms our kids can understand. Handsoap! Sounds simple, right? It is, but listen to the reason why, it matters. 

Inspiring the family to help save the Earth!

Inspiring the family to help save the Earth!

April 23, 2019

Tessa Hill is the president of Kids for Saving Earthm www.kidsforsavingearth.org, whose  efforts are entirely  devoted to helping to educate and empower kids to care for this beautiful planet. God's creation needs our help! 

Music, Faith,   and Family
More than an hour a week with God?

More than an hour a week with God?

February 18, 2019

Are you hoping that an hour a week at church will turn your kids into good Christians? You are not alone, however, there is a bit more to a loving relationship.  Religious educator, Carole Joyce, shares her experience and professional ideas on how to help the children in your family nurture a relationship with the Lord, Almighty God.  Listen today and gain some understanding of the beauty of faith in your family. 

Why is parenting education important?

Why is parenting education important?

February 1, 2019

Educator and woman of faith, Marilyn Sharpe offers keen insights to parents who wonder why we need help parenting - our parents seemed to "just do it", right? In  our fast paced world, with access to information like never before perhaps we can learn from one another, form authors, from prayer.  Listen as Marilyn welcomes us to a new way of embracing the parenting of our children. 

How do our Elders help share faith tradition in our families?

How do our Elders help share faith tradition in our families?

January 16, 2019

The Reverend Dr. Barbara Anne Keely shares some of her experiences and ideas about how the elders in our families have the gifts to share their faith with the youngest among us; precious ideas for you  to hear on our Faith Parenting podcast. Dr. Keely is a professor of Christian Education who is ordained in the Presbyterian tradition of the Christian faith. 

Children, Worship, and Visual Art as Faith Formation

Children, Worship, and Visual Art as Faith Formation

December 12, 2018

Dr. Cindy Beth Johnson teaches at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, in the field of arts and theology.  She invites us to help children hear how God is speaking to them by embracing visual arts to tell the stories of scripture.  When children create a visual upon hearing the story of Prodigal Son, or Jesus' baptism, what is it they picture? Faith formation and visual arts seem to be a natural fit for young disciples! Listen to Dr. Johnson explain on Common Good Radio's, Faith Parenting.

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Do we welcome children to the faith community, or tolerate them?

Do we welcome children to the faith community, or tolerate them?

November 28, 2018

Dr. Dawn Rundman offers parents and congregations a perspective on how to welcome children to worship, fellowship, and congregational life.  It's about reframing the notions of who the children are as fully participating members of God's community, rather than little people we tolerate until they get older.  Even toddlers and babies have something to offer in a "ministry of presence and spirit that only toddlers and babies have among us!" Please listen in on Common Good Radio Network's podcast series, Faith Parenting.