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Lutheran Confessions blog post re: Christian publishing

September 13th, 2014 by Beth A. Lewis

I always enjoy reading ELCA Pastor Clint Schnekloth’s Lutheran Confessions blog.

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He certainly knows how to challenge my thinking from time to time and that’s a good thing!  He writes on a wide range of topics of interest to those of us deeply concerned about living lives of faith, leading others in their faith journey, and those of us who generally care about the future of the Church.  Clint’s new post about Christian publishing in general and Fortress Press in particular made my day!  Thanks for lifting up the great job my Fortress Press colleagues are doing!  And, Clint has an inside perspective of their work.  He serves on the Augsburg Fortress Board of Trustees and is the author of a recently published book with Fortress Press, Mediating Faith: Faith Formation in a Trans-media Era.

Blessings,
Beth

@bethalewis

ceo@augsburgfortress.org

 

 

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Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

Test and Learn

September 12th, 2014 by Beth A. Lewis

At Augsburg Fortress we often use the motto “test and learn!”  This doesn’t come without a focus on deep listening to our customers and intentionally inviting feedback in many ways from people across the Church.

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sparkhouse Senior Editor Dawn Rundman sent me this photo showing several of our colleagues working together packing field test materials for a new Sunday School curriculum in development.  Thirty congregations across the USA have agreed to test these materials on September 21 and 28 with children in grades K-6, then send us feedback.

This feedback helps us produce great curricula such as the ones you’ve already seen: SparkHolyMoly, Connect, and Whirl, plus our new children’s faith formation resource, sparkhouse online?

We love hearing from you!  Tell us via comments on this blog post, emails, tweets, Facebook posts or your preferred means of communication what you like about our resources, what you don’t care for, and what would be even better….this applies not only to faith formation resources for children, youth & adults from sparkhouse but also to worship, music, congregational life resources from Augsburg Fortress and text and reference materials from Fortress Press.

Blessings,
Beth

@bethalewis

ceo@augsburgfortress.org

 

 


Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress

Religion & Theology Book Fans: This is for You!

September 5th, 2014 by Beth A. Lewis

Are you a person who loves to read religion and theology books?  Are you a person who can chat late into the night with friends about the religion and theology books you are reading?  If you answered “yes” to one or both of these questions, I think you might find these links of interest!

They are all free resources centered around the writing, teaching and reading of religion and theology and created by my Fortress Press colleagues.  They range from blog posts to video interviews to conversations via social media! Here’s the list:

 

Enjoy!

Blessings,

Beth

ceo@augsburgfortress.org

@bethalewis

 


Beth A. Lewis, President & CEO Augsburg Fortress


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