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January 03, 2017
To be created in the image of the triune God is to exist as a...
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 03, 2016
An Open Apology to Chris Rock.
That’s how it works for me. As a white male, I can hear the complaints,...
March 28, 2015
Indiana’s New RFRA Bill Hits Home on Indy’s Near Eastside
An article broke in the Indianapolis Star this afternoon, announcing that in response to Indiana's...
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...
December 12, 2014
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014…
The Englewood Review of Books has just released its annual list of The Worst Christian...
November 24, 2014
Ferguson and Our Broken Justice System
We have been given a prime opportunity to show that in Christ all people matter,...
November 12, 2014
Justice that Leavens the World.
How do we begin to build bridges across the gap between the important work of...
October 22, 2014
Slow Church Book Tour – Mid-Atlantic States – Nov. 2014
Well, I (Chris) am excited to be doing a bunch of Slow Church events in...
October 20, 2014
Slow Church Shares the Stage with Slow Food & Slow Money
Friends of Slow Church, The last four months have been almost magical. Since Slow Church...
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...
October 08, 2014
Slow Church Playlist: Need Your Help…
In learning to abide with a song, we learn what it means to abide with...
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 24, 2014
Slow Church Conversation Guide – Beta Version
Though each chapter of Slow Church ends with "conversation starters," questions meant to help prompt discussion, it's...
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...
August 27, 2014
On Making Tents [Economics of Church and Seminary #1]
I am convinced that together we can not only make tents, but that we can...
August 26, 2014
Reimagining the Economics of Church and Seminary
How can our church afford to be guided by a Slow, "Small is beautiful" philosophy...
August 23, 2014
The Christology of Slow Church?
What does Jesus have to do with any of this [in the Slow Church book]?...
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 26, 2014
Slow Church, Sin and Repentance.
Slow Church is at its very heart about sin & repentance. McDonaldization in Western culture...
July 21, 2014
Tom Sine Interviews us About Slow Church
While we were on the road promoting the Slow Church book in June, one of...
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...
July 03, 2014
Celebrate Interdependence Day 2014!
Our calling as churches is to bear witness to the interconnectedness of creation, and to...
June 23, 2014
Slow Church Conference Recordings (The Complete Set)
Here are all the conference recordings from April's Slow Church Conference at Englewood Christian Church...
June 16, 2014
10 Ways to Start Practicing Slow Church
Last Thursday, I had the opportunity to participate in a great event at Warner Pacific...
May 24, 2014
Tiny Tastes of Slow Church
This week, John has started tweeting some best quotes and ideas from the Slow Church...
May 20, 2014
Christian Witness: Reconciling contemplation and action.
I pray that we will be able to slow down enough to see, hear and...
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...
May 05, 2014
Englewood Christian Church’s Story…
The story offers encouragement to other congregations for finding needed resources for their own transitions,...
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