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animate. Faith

animate. Faith

A Seven-Session Adult Course

by Sparkhouse

Seven Leading Christian Voices.
Seven Big Conversations About Faith.
All You Need is Seven Weeks.

"Animate will suck people out of any kind of boredom, bring them to the edge of their seats, and get them ready for discussion."

—Brian McLaren, speaker, pastor, author

About

About "animate. Faith"

A new interactive seven-session adult course brings together leading Christian voices to spark conversation in faith communities.

Meet the Voices

Meet the Voices

Meet the seven leading Christian voices sparking the discussions for the new animate. Faith video course.

"animate. Faith": What People Are Saying

"...with animate., it really draws people into the conversation rather than saying here's what you're supposed to think..."—Bruce Reyes-Chow, pastor, church planter, speaker, and writer

Creating Animate: A Q&A with Tony Jones

Creating Animate: A Q&A with Tony Jones

Deborah Arca

We talk with Tony Jones about what it was like to wrangle seven of today's leading Christian voices together in one room to produce the new animate video resource.

Download Session Samples

Download Session Samples

Download samples of the Animate series, including video, facilitator guide and journals, here.

Watch a Sample Video

Watch a Sample Video

Watch the animate.Faith video session on God, by Brian McLaren, here.

Animate: Coming Out as Apophatic

Animate: Coming Out as Apophatic

Lillian Daniels

I am apophatic. And proud. Apophatic non-visual people of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your metaphors.

Illustrating Faith: A Q&A with Artist Paul Soupiset

Illustrating Faith: A Q&A with Artist Paul Soupiset

Deborah Arca

"Some of the drawings are ornate, informed by Byzantine iconography and Celtic knot work, but then others are simple stick-figures that quickly communicate the idea at hand." The animate illustrator talks about the inspiration for his art.   

Animate Bloopers Reel

Animate Bloopers Reel

Watch the "blooper" outtakes from the animate.Faith video sessions.

Book Club Roundtable

Animate Gets the Little Things Right

Animate Gets the Little Things Right

Tim Suttle

The animate.Faith contributors are imaginative church leaders. They are not afraid of allowing the gospel to call their entire lives into question and they are leading people to do the same.

A Phenomenal Resource for Youth Ministers

A Phenomenal Resource for Youth Ministers

David Henson

This is the only "curriculum" I have ever used in which I did not need to spend two hours editing bad theology, rephrasing awful cultural references attempting to be hip, or cutting out entire sections of nonsense.

Creating Space for Conversations of Consequence

Creating Space for Conversations of Consequence

Andy Campbell

There are bound to be things in the sessions that spark controversy and disagreement in group discussions. For that reason, it occupies a much need space in the world of small group resources. 

Talking About Christian Education

Talking About Christian Education

Greg Garrett

Without active engagement in conversation about the life of faith -- what it is, what it might be -- most Christians remain in the shallow pool.



An Adventure in Provocative Propositions

An Adventure in Provocative Propositions

Bruce G. Epperly

animate pushes those who have eyes to see and ears to hear beyond the safety of spiritual shibboleths. It asks questions, presents possibilities, and leaves the viewer with options. 

A New Kind of Christian Education

A New Kind of Christian Education

Chris Smith

The best part of this animate curriculum might perhaps be the lovely and engaging drawings and design-work of Paul Soupiset.

Welcoming New Voices to the Conversation

Welcoming New Voices to the Conversation

Adam Walker Cleaveland

Animate stands out as something different in the world of Christian Education curriculum by allowing new voices to enter into the conversations in our churches today.

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