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  • PUBLICATIONS are Alternatives' own resources -- print and electronic (audio and visual) -- arranged alphabetically by the title of the publication/collection in which they appear, such as Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway?
    ARTICLES are the same resources arranged by the title of each article.
    To search by author, use your computer's 'find' function in each of the 'Articles' seasons.
    HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS are print and electronic documents newsletters produced by Alternatives, including blogs, newsletters, news releases, surveys and annual reports.
    FEEDBACK is Customer Comments/testimonials/responses.

    Welcome to Alternatives' Archives -- a treasure trove of material for feature articles, newsletter blurbs, fillers, sermons, activities, personal enlightenment. . . . Most are timeless. Use them anytime. The dates are for reference only.

    The Archives are indexed alphabetically by title within subjects.

    'Hard copies' of most of the resources from which these articles are taken are available from ELCA Archives.

    These archives are accessible to all.

    As you scroll down, recent additions are marked NEW. These are mostly TEXT files (with some graphics). A few are also PDF files.

    To use text outside this site: 1) highlight the text you want, 2) copy, 3) paste into a publishing or word-processing document, 4) format, edit, print as needed on recycled paper.
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    Most the resources we've produced in the past 40 years are here for you to use FREE! These and the others are available on CD-ROM Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives.

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    PUBLICATIONS

    (books, pamphlets, audio, video, etc.)

    Index of Publications by Themes/Seasons

    Finished SAMPLES

    In English here (Spanish/Español below)

    AUDIO and VIDEO | TEXT and ART

    The following TEXT and ART collections appear below Audio/Video.

    TEXT and ART Publications/Resources
    10 Tips for Simpler, More Meaningful Celebrations
    Alternative Art Gallery
    Alternatives' Quarterly Review / Reader
    Carols with Justice
    Christmas Anthologies
    Christmas Campaign Kit
    Christmas Packs (1-15)
    Clusters: Lifestyle Alternatives
    Consumo
    Featured Writers
    The Good Life curriculum
    Guest Editorials
    Lenten Calendars & Guides
    Living More with Less Study/Action Guide
    Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists shy or bold
    Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches
    Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes
    Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes & Art
    Stories and Songs of Simple Living
    Those Who Speak for God (minor prophets)
    To Celebrate
    Treasury of Celebrations
    Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader's Guide
    Video Scripts
    Voluntary Simplicity Study/Action Guide
    Wedding Alternatives
    Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (Advent/Christmas annual, 1-26)
    Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway? (Lenten study/action guides)
    Worship Alternatives
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  • AUDIO/VIDEO

    For DETAILS of these A/V resources, such as track titles, visit the AV Archives.

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    Simply Enough: Straight Talk from Tony Campolo and Shane Claiborne on Simple, Just Living

    DETAILS - photos, endorsements, discussion helps, promotion items!

    Tony and Shane's DVD Project - Tony Campolo, Shane Claiborne and Gerald Iversen talk about the upcoming project. (Go to AV Archives.)

    Simple Living Struggles & Solutions original (in AV Archives). (Also, See Video Scripts below.) See the free UPDATED video entitled Simple Living Works! (on YouTube).
    Or view individual segments.

    Break Forth Into Joy: Beyond a Consumer Lifestyle VIDEO (excerpt in AV Archives / complete at YouTube above). (See Video Scripts below.)

    Celebration Revolution of Alexander Scrooge VIDEO - See AV Archives.

    Carols with Justice SING-ALONG VIDEO. Click the second line below.

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas VIDEO. Click the next line below.

  • See the above videos for free! (on YouTube)
  • Or view individual segments.
  • 2003 A Dome Odyssey VIDEO (excerpt in AV Archives) - Moving the Earth Dome to Sergeant Bluff.

    A/V Stories about Alternatives by Others

    Enjoy and Share the following AUDIO programs and selections from the AUDIO collections! Details in AV Archives.

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  • Begin TEXT Resources

    Finished SAMPLES

  • 10 Tips
  • Advent/Christmas Calendars
  • Alternative Any Year Calendar

  • Alternative ART Gallery

  • Alternative Quarterly Review / Reader

  • Bulletin Inserts are designed to fit on one (front), two (front/back) or four sides of a 5-1/2 x 8-1/2 recycled sheet. They are indexed in Articles by season. (Also available on CD-ROM -- "Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives")

  • Carols with Justice. See NEW Carols with Justice SING-ALONG in Audio/Video above. Also see What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant) below; AUDIO version above.

  • Christmas Anthologies (comprising those contents of "A Christmas Reader," "A Christmas Collection" and "A Christmas Sampler" that we can re-publish on the Web. Much of the content permission was restricted to the print versions.)

  • Christmas Campaign Kit - elements also available on CD-ROM -- Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives.

  • Christmas Packs
  • Clusters: Lifestyle Alternatives for Families & Singles

  • Consumo, Overlord of Overconsumption
    See 10 Tips above. Other support materials are available on "Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives" CD-ROM.

  • En Español

  • Featured Writers

  • The Good Life curriculum

  • Guest Editorials

  • Lenten Calendars and Guides
  • Living More with Less Study/Action Guide

  • Radio Demos (see Audio above)

  • Simple Living 101: Tools for Activists (shy or bold)
  • Simplify and Celebrate: Embracing the Soul of Christmas (selections)

  • Simply Delicious: Quantity Cooking for Churches

  • Sing Justice! Do Justice! New Hymn & Song Texts to Familiar & New Tunes (+ Audio) | Source

  • Spirit of Simplicity: Quotes and Art for Simpler Living and Global Justice

  • Stories and Songs of Simple Living (selections)

  • Those Who Speak for God: Household Studies on the Minor Prophets

  • To Celebrate (Jan-Feb) and (Mar-Apr) - Alternate Celebrations Catalog #6

  • Treasury of Celebrations
  • Unplug the Christmas Machine Workshop Leader's Guide
    (See AUDIO version above.)

  • VIDEO - See AUDIO above or detailed AV index

  • Video Scripts and Leaders' Guides
  • Voluntary Simplicity Study/Action Guide

  • Wedding Alternatives (Also available in Spanish - Nuestra Boda - below, and both on CD-ROM Simply the Best: Over 30 Years of Alternatives.)

  • What Does Jesus Want for Christmas? (pageant) - PDF or TEXT
    See AUDIO version above. Also see Carols with Justice above.

  • Whose Birthday Is It, Anyway? (Advent/Christmas)
    Also see Worship Alternatives below.
  • Who's Risen from the Dead, Anyway? (Lent/Easter) Also see Worship Alternatives below.
  • Worship Alternatives: Sermons, Art, Litanies, Hymns, Prayers, etc.


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    Index of Publications by Themes/Seasons


    In SPANISH here / en Español aqui (English above)


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    Historical Documents


    Publications Articles Historical Documents Feedback


    ARTICLES

    Due to the size of the article indices, they are split out into separate files. Click on the appropriate one below.
    To search by author, use your computer's 'find' function in each of the four seasonal groups.

    Article Indices:

    Christmas | Easter | Other Times of the Year | Non-seasonal

    Seasonal/Thematic Index



    FEEDBACK

    Collected Customer Responses by year

    1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004 | 2005 | 2006 | 2007 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017

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    Publications Articles Historical Documents Feedback

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