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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...
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...
June 04, 2014
Slow Church Stories #2: Munsey Memorial United Methodist Church
Over the next couple of weeks, we will be sharing a number of stories of...
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....
March 27, 2014
“A Great Day For the Children of Indiana”
We were honored to host a momentous occasion here at Englewood Christian Church today. Because...
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...
October 10, 2013
Barbarians At The Gate?
We are, in essence, the barbarians at the gates of our North American culture, but...
April 04, 2013
Help The Englewood Neighborhood win $25,000 to finish our Outdoor Nature Playspace!
Starting today, the Englewood Neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis (where I live, work...
March 21, 2013
Life On the Threshold: Reading the father of the rural life movement in the heart of the modern city
I have been talking about the work of Liberty Hyde Bailey a lot recently.... ...
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...
February 26, 2013
What is Missional Reading?
I was sitting down this morning to write the next post in the "Slow Church...
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...
July 06, 2012
Believing is Seeing
Several times over the last few days, sometimes in very different contexts, I found myself...
May 16, 2012
Alan Roxburgh – Call to the Parish [Video]
Here's a video clip of Alan Roxburgh talking about "The Call to the Parish" at...
May 06, 2012
There Are No Unsacred Places
My pastor, Bob Henry, read this wonderful blog post this morning at Silverton Friends Church....
April 29, 2012
The Taste of the Place
One of the keys to understanding Slow Church is captured in the seventeenth-century French phrase...
April 26, 2012
Brief Remarks at a Tree Dedication
The arts and craft college where I work sits on an 11-acre wooded campus in...
April 24, 2012
Peak Oil and the Local Church
At last weekend's Inhabit Conference in Seattle, I had the opportunity to co-facilitate (with Brandon...
March 28, 2012
Learning Contentment (from Thomas Merton and Liberty Hyde Bailey)
This is the second in my promised series of reflections on Liberty Hyde Bailey’s poetry....
February 21, 2012
Liberty Hyde Bailey Poetry Reflections
One of the great gifts of my writing retreat at the Convent in Cincinnati last...
February 16, 2012
One of the key convictions of Slow Church is that God's plan for reconciling all...
October 20, 2011
VIDEO: Stanley Hauerwas: The local church as alternative to a culture of violence
I recently finished reviewing Stanley Hauerwas's newest book War and the American Difference: Theological Reflections...
October 10, 2011
The Church and the Commons
My pastor and friend, Bob Henry, posted a link on Facebook a few days ago...
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