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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 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...
May 14, 2014
Churches Living in God’s Abundance
How Churches Are Finding Abundance in Hard Economic Times Facing declining tithes and offerings, some...
October 21, 2013
Is It Time for Post-Partisan Politics?
It's time for us to declare that Congress has made themselves irrelevant. We are now...
October 14, 2013
Cultivating Economic Peace in an Age of Instability
We tried to imagine an economy informed by the narratives of scripture, one bearing witness...
August 24, 2013
Scarcity: What do you think?
Are there enough resources to sustain creation as a whole? And regardless, how do we...
July 24, 2013
Work, Generosity and the Schooling of Desire
Mike Bowling, pastor here at Englewood Christian Church, has been preaching through the 10 commandments...
June 21, 2013
Uniting Ecology and Economy – A Response to Wendell Berry
In this month's issue of The Progressive magazine, there is a wonderful article by Wendell...
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 21, 2013
Lenten Reading: Sermon on the Mount #3
A few of us are reading the Sermon on the Mount every day during Lent....
January 14, 2013
Prayer and the Contingencies of Life.
This post is (sort of) a follow-up to my recent post Becoming the Exploited Ones? A...
January 07, 2013
Becoming the Exploited Ones?
I re-encountered these passages from Wendell Berry's book THE ART OF THE COMMONPLACE this weekend....
November 19, 2012
Rooted in God’s Abundant Provision [Gratitude Series – #1]
This week I am going to be doing a daily series on gratitude, since this...
September 11, 2012
False Economies and False Gods
This morning I was re-reading my favorite Wendell Berry essay, "Discipline and Hope," which has...
August 01, 2012
Chick-fil-A: Are boycotts (and anti-boycott appreciations) faithful politics?
Facebook is abuzz today (as it has been for over a week) with people showing...
June 05, 2012
Walter Brueggemann Cuts to the Heart of Slow Church.
Was getting ready to starting writing the chapter on Abundance for the Slow Church book,...
May 10, 2012
Slow Church and the Mainline Churches.
Had a fabulous time over the last few days at the Academy of Parish Clergy...
November 01, 2011
Plotting an Advent Conspiracy
Whether your costume is back in storage or still crumpled up on the floor, whether...
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