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December 01, 2016
The Hopeful Politics of “Everyday Attentive Reciprocity”
"We think that it is most vitally in and through concrete practices of tending to...
March 11, 2015
Scot McKnight – A Fellowship of Differents [Patheos Book Club]
If you have read Slow Church, and want another book that makes a similar theological...
February 25, 2015
Ragan Sutterfield – This is my Body [Patheos Book Club]
Sutterfield’s journey, as chronicled in This is My Body, is a poignant reminder that though...
February 23, 2015
Two Slow Church-related ebooks on sale now!
Download these Slow-Church related ebooks now... Franchising McChurch (FREE!) and Kingdom Calling by Amy Sherman...
February 12, 2015
Ken Wytsma – The Grand Paradox [Patheos Book Club]
This is an extraordinary and helpful book. Had I read it in the midst of...
February 05, 2015
An Interview with Tim Suttle
Tim Suttle's Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture was one of our favorite books of...
December 12, 2014
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014…
The Englewood Review of Books has just released its annual list of The Worst Christian...
October 16, 2014
Chris Smith and Tim Soerens in Conversation [ Video]
Intervarsity Press has just released a video that Tim Soerens (one of the co-authors of...
August 21, 2014
J.R. Briggs – FAIL [Patheos Book Club]
This downward mobility of a life hidden with and free in Christ leads us in...
August 19, 2014
The Spoken Word vs. The Written Word
I've been writing about lectio divina this week, as part of my next book project...
July 23, 2014
Jen Pollock Michel – Teach us to Want [Patheos Book Club]
In her debut book, Jen Pollock Michel offers us an exquisite meditation on what it...
May 07, 2014
In Sickness and in Health – Guest Post by Justin McRoberts
Justin recently wrote a wonderful book entitled CMYK: The Process of Life Together -- which...
April 30, 2014
A School for Kindness?
What we are calling Slow Church, could be perhaps thought of as seeing our local...
March 31, 2014
Not Just for the Young and Hip…
You don’t have to be an educated, young hipster to find such authenticity appealing. You...
March 18, 2014
Slow Church featured on the Books & Culture Podcast!
SLOW CHURCH was featured on the Books&Culture podcast! John Wilson praises it, &urges people to...
December 18, 2013
The most important book of 2013…
In the very intentional Sabbath practices out of which these poems were born, Berry guides...
December 03, 2013
Reflecting On The Worst Christian Book Covers of 2013!
At the very least, we should name these instances -- and have some fun --...
November 25, 2013
Wendell Berry Sabbath poem – “Will-lessly the leaves fall”
Just finished my review of the new, complete collection of Wendell Berry's Sabbath poems entitled...
November 19, 2013
Further Conversation on Andy Crouch’s PLAYING GOD
So David Fitch initiated a new conversation on his blog today about Andy Crouch's new...
November 14, 2013
Alan Hirsch offers the first blurb for the Slow Church book!
"Chris and John have done a fantastic job of envisioning a wholesomely sustainable, spiritually alluring,...
October 29, 2013
Andy Crouch on Anabaptists and Power [Patheos Book Club]
Andy Crouch: "The Anabaptist tradition is very important because its refusal to participate in state-sponsored...
October 23, 2013
Help Pick the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2013!
Last year, the assistant editor of The Englewood Review of Books and I, picked the...
September 27, 2013
Judith Valente – ATCHISON BLUE – Review (Patheos Book Club)
Valente’s candor about her sinfulness was something I found refreshing in this book. As a...
July 31, 2013
Meredith Gould’s THE SOCIAL MEDIA GOSPEL [Patheos Book Club]
Meredith Gould's The Social Media Gospel is a particularly helpful resource for churches that are...
June 16, 2013
Eyes of the Heart: A Photographic Journey Toward Receptivity
Eyes of the Heart is a profoundly helpful resource in helping us to recover the...
June 03, 2013
Animate.Faith: A New Kind of Christian Education
Overall, animate.faith is a superb resource, that unlike most church curricula that I am familiar...
May 31, 2013
Chris Smith’s Summer Reading…
I don't have much time for reading now, as we are very close to getting...
May 02, 2013
Storytelling for the health of the church
[Adapted from a script I wrote for a video that IVP made for the Inhabit...
March 27, 2013
Shusaku Endo’s “Silence”
[Note: Today is the birthday of the great Japanese Catholic novelist Shusaku Endo. To mark...
March 04, 2013
The World is Not Ours to Save…Whew! [Patheos Book Club]
I was asked to write a reflection on Tyler Wigg-Stevenson's new book The World is...
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