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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...
October 02, 2014
Options for the Coming Age: Benedict, Jeremiah, Both, or Neither?
"Living in the midst of the world as an alternative community requires the ability to...
September 18, 2014
Relationally-Based Community Development [Economics of Church and Seminary #3]
A while back I sat down with several of my homeless and formerly homeless neighbors...
September 04, 2014
A Community of Simple Living [Economics of Church and Seminary #2]
It is not so much a vow of poverty that clergy ought to take, as...
August 10, 2014
Hope for Iraq. For other conflict zones. And for the world.
What are we to do in the face of ISIS? I cast my hope with...
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...
July 09, 2014
Will you help spread the word about Slow Church?
Have you read the Slow Church book already? Or are you in the process of...
June 25, 2014
Slow Church and the Missional Movement
[Note: This is the first in a series of posts about some of the best,...
June 09, 2014
Slow Church Stories #3: Vineyard Central Church
Located in Norwood, an incorporated township that is surrounded by the city of Cincinnati, Vineyard...
May 21, 2014
Imagining Flourishing Communities.
This is good work for churches to be involved in, working with neighbors to cultivate...
April 15, 2014
The Big Table – Living in the Diversity of God’s People
here are a few thoughts about how some crucial ideas of Slow Church lead us...
March 01, 2014
JPUSA: A Tragic History of Sexual Abuse
No Place to Call Home is a heart-wrenching movie, offering story after story from victims...
February 25, 2014
Why I Don’t Go To Church
There has been a lot of buzz online in recent days about the value of...
January 18, 2014
Phil Kenneson: A Philosophical Argument for Slow Church
This week, I re-read this wonderful passage from Phil Kenneson's superb essay "There's no such...
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 30, 2013
From Frankenstein’s Monster to The Body of Christ
There is a deep sense in which churches, particularly in the Western world, are indeed...
September 18, 2013
Slow Church and Comprehensive Community Development ( CCDA talk )
I had the opportunity to do a workshop on Slow Church and Comprehensive Community Development...
August 28, 2013
The Table of Brotherhood: On Having Adversaries.
Let us eat together, and be together and seek Christ together. (And let our economics...
August 20, 2013
Design Thinking and Neighborhood Renewal
Lately I’ve been reading about “design thinking,” and I’m starting to see its potential as...
July 28, 2013
A Conversational Way Forward: Responding to the Exodus of Millennials from our Churches
As Rachel has indicated, there is a deep hunger today for church communities that can...
May 14, 2013
Bangladesh – Reviving the Call for Slow Fashion.
Amy Peterson offers a wonderful list of suggestions for how churches could promote alternative ways...
April 22, 2013
LAST DAY to help Englewood win $25K to complete our gardens!
(John and I were both at the Inhabit conference over the weekend; it was...
March 29, 2013
Holy Saturday and Unanswered Questions
[Author's Note: A couple years ago I was asked to contribute to an article for...
February 26, 2013
Lenten Reading: Sermon on the Mount #4
Reading the Sermon on the Mount has become a great way for my wife and...
February 26, 2013
What is Missional Reading?
I was sitting down this morning to write the next post in the "Slow Church...
February 21, 2013
Community is what doesn't happen when we're busy making bigger plans. That's what came to...
February 19, 2013
God Tabernacling in our Weakness
Continuing the series on “Slow Church and the Urgency of Justice” today. This is the...
February 11, 2013
The Gospel of the Coffee Bean
[ I'm taking a break today from the "Slow Church and the Urgency of Justice"...
February 07, 2013
Engaged with our Neighbors’ Struggles Against Injustice
This is the fourth post in an ongoing series on “Slow Church and the Urgency...
February 06, 2013
Learning how to live justly (and how to seek justice)
This is the third post in an ongoing series on “Slow Church and the Urgency...
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