Children’s Ministry in the Way of Jesus
(with Ivy Beckwith)
A Dialogue on Children, Youth, and a New Kind of Christianity
(edited with Melvin Bray)
CopperHouse and Faith Forward, 2013
Essays, Articles, and Other Resources
“‘What Shall I Say to Them?’ Messages about War and Peace in a Mennonite Children’s Periodical During World War II.” Journal of Mennonite Studies (forthcoming, 2013).
“Breaking the Bubble Wrap,” co-authored with Brian D. McLaren. Sojourners 41, no. 7, (July 2012), 16-22.
“What’s in a Name? Forming the Identity of Children through Christian Naming Ceremonies.” In Understanding Children’s Spirituality: Theology, Research, and Practices, edited by Donald Ratcliff and Kevin Lawson. Eugene, OR: Cascade, 2012.
Csinos, David M. “To Form as We are Formed: Children’s Ministry as Mutual Discipleship.” In Nexus: Central Themes in Children’s Ministry. What Matters Now, 2012.
Csinos, David M. “Presence.” In What Matters Now in Children’s Ministry: Early Childhood Edition: 21 Perspectives on Influencing Faith from Birth to Age 4, edited by Jill Crew and Amy Dolan, 32-33. Chicago: WMNCM, 2011.
“Children in the Church: How Do We Welcome Them?” Faith Today (Jan-Feb, 2011), 18-22.
“Four Ways of Knowing God: Exploring Children’s Spiritual Styles.” Journal of Childhood and Religion 1:8 (2010), 1-32.
“But Why? The Vital Role of Asking Questions when God Speaks to Us.” In Part (Fall, 2010), 6-9.
“Saturated Spirituality: Creating Environments that Nurture All Children.” Lifelong Faith 4:3 (Autumn 2010), 3-15.
“Where are the Children? Keeping Sight of Young Disciples in the Emerging Church Movement,” co-authored with Daniel L. Jennings, Brian D. McLaren, and Karen Marie Yust. Family and Community Ministries: Empowering Through Faith 23:4 (2010), 10-21.
“Questioning the ‘Right’ Answers: Faith Formation in the Postmodern Matrix.” In Shaped by God: Twelve Essentials for Nurturing Faith in Children, Youth, and Adults, edited by Robert J. Keeley, pp. 153-164. Grand Rapids: Faith Alive Christian Resources, 2010.
“What to do with Postmodernism?” Canadian Mennonite 14:9 (2010), 14.
“Will Boys be Boys and Girls be Girls? Subverting Gender Stereotypes through Ministry with Children.” Priscilla Papers 24:2 (Spring 2010), 23-28. (This article first appeared in the Spring 2010 issue of Priscilla Papers (www.cbeinternational.org), which is available for purchase from CBE’s bookstore.)
“‘Come, Follow Me:’ Apprenticeship in Jesus’ Approach to Education. Religious Education 105:1 (Jan-Feb 2010), 45-62.
“Spiritual Styles: Creating an Environment to Nurture Spiritual Wholeness,” co-authored with Joyce E. Bellous. International Journal of Children’s Spirituality 14:3 (Jul-Sep 2009), 213-224.
Spiritual Styles: Assessing What Really Matters, co-authored with Joyce E. Bellous and Denise A. Peltomaki. Edmonton: Tall Pine Press, 2009.
Spiritual Styles–Children’s Version: Assessing What Really Matters, co-authored with Joyce E. Bellous and Denise A. Peltomaki. Edmonton: Tall Pine Press, 2009.
“Building a Strong Foundation: Biblical Equality and Ministry with Children.” Mutuality: The Voice of Christians for Biblical Equality 15:3, “Children of God,” (Autumn 2008), 7-9. (This article first appeared in the Autumn 2008 issue of Mutuality (www.cbeinternational.org), which is available for purchase from CBE’s bookstore.)
“The Biblical Theme of Welcoming Children.” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 8 (2007), 97-117.