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April 30, 2014
A School for Kindness?
What we are calling Slow Church, could be perhaps thought of as seeing our local...
April 24, 2014
Phil Kenneson – Toward a Theology of Sleep
Since the Slow Church conference here a few weeks ago, I've been thinking about a...
April 22, 2014
Watershed Discipleship [Earth Day 2014]
Since today is Earth Day and since I reflected yesterday on some of the...
April 21, 2014
There’s Always an Ark! [Thoughts on the NOAH film]
NOAH is a story in the tradition of the biblical prophets, with striking relevance for...
April 17, 2014
Is Jesus the Answer? [A Reflection on the Slow Church Conference]
The church, if it wants to offer up Jesus as the answer, needs to look...
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...
April 14, 2014
Willie Jennings – Slow Church Conference – Lecture #1
Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School....
April 09, 2014
Scott Thumma: Further Conversation on Sociology and Slow Church.
You might remember from the recent Religion News Service article, that one of the people...
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...
February 27, 2014
Remembering Mr. Rogers.
Today marks the 11th anniversary of the death of Fred Rogers (aka, PBS's Mr. Rogers)....
February 19, 2014
Steven Furtick and the ‘Disneyfication’ of Baptism
I imagine that most of our churches -- thankfully -- look or act very little...
February 12, 2014
A Dark Side to Slow Church?
Does the slowness of Slow Church just serve to prop up existing power structures, such...
February 04, 2014
Willie Jennings – New Keynote Speaker for the Slow Church Conference!
I'm very excited to announce that Willie Jennings of Duke Divinity School has been added...
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 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,...
November 04, 2013
Remembering Robert Rottet and Wilfred Owen
Part of what we long for, as part of the vision of Slow Church, is...
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 24, 2013
Slow Church Planting? [Guest Post by Timothy Colegrove]
Timothy Colegrove Tim and Alice Colegrove live and work in Boston, MA where they serve...
October 06, 2013
“Pray Without Ceasing…” [Awkward Christian Signs]
I was talking recently to some friends about the nature of prayer, and what it...
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 24, 2013
Scarcity: What do you think?
Are there enough resources to sustain creation as a whole? And regardless, how do we...
August 23, 2013
Howard Thurman: Slow Church and Social Liberation
Thurman wanted to make sure that somehow we maintained purity of heart, will and conscience...
August 05, 2013
Pope Francis issues a call for Slow Church!
Is the Church still able to move slowly: to take the time to listen, to...
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...
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...
June 20, 2013
The Virtue of Dialogue – Workshop Slides
Today I led a workshop for The Center for Congregations on the practice of conversation,...
April 30, 2013
Emergent Church: Lacking “a Focus on Issues of Class”?
An excerpt from the new book: Occupy Religion: Theology of the Multitude By Joerg Rieger...
March 15, 2013
Belonging to our Places. Liberty Hyde Bailey and My Explorations in Urban Naturalism
Today is the birthday of Liberty Hyde Bailey... Bailey was one of the preeminent American...
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