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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 22, 2013
Slow and Local are Where We Must Begin.
A Response to Jamie Smith... I can’t help feeling like the brilliant young philosophy professor...
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 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...
July 18, 2013
Slow Church and the Recovery of Culture.
What John and I are calling Slow Church, is a vision for recovering culture that...
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...
June 20, 2013
The Virtue of Dialogue – Workshop Slides
Today I led a workshop for The Center for Congregations on the practice of conversation,...
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...
May 02, 2013
Storytelling for the health of the church
[Adapted from a script I wrote for a video that IVP made for the Inhabit...
February 28, 2013
Be Strong in the Lord’s Power
Continuing the series on “Slow Church and the Urgency of Justice” today. This is the...
February 18, 2013
“I know something worse than hate…”
Continuing the series on “Slow Church and the Urgency of Justice" today. This is the...
February 13, 2013
Lent 2013 – Two Slow Church-related Articles
Fasting toward the Common Good Chris recently wrote an article for The Good Men Project,...
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 01, 2013
Favor: Growing Deeper in Our Church Communities
My ebook Growing Deeper in Our Church Communities: 50 Ideas for Connection in a Disconnected...
December 17, 2012
The Cross and the AK-47?
Debates about gun control are raging in the wake of yet another mass shooting. The...
October 08, 2012
Being Together as the Church.
There is a group of us here at Englewood Christian Church who have been reading...
September 13, 2012
Missional Without The Church?
Tony Jones recently posted some harsh critiques of homeschooling (“Death to Homeschooling!” and “Why...
September 12, 2012
The Roadblocks to Sustainability and How we Begin to Tackle Them
David Owen has long been one of our favorite thinkers here at Englewood; his book...
September 10, 2012
Jean Vanier Interview.
Today is the birthday of Jean Vanier, the founder of the L'Arche communities. If there...
September 05, 2012
What is Sustainability?
Tomorrow I have the opportunity to go an hour or so up the road from...
August 15, 2012
“Islands of Patience in a World of Speed” [Ekklesia Project Recordings]
This is the first in a series of reflections on the talks on Slow Church...
July 24, 2012
Lament, Confession and The Politics of Jesus.
This is the third Slow Church post in a short series about Lament and the...
July 23, 2012
What Does it Mean to Lament?
This post is a follow-up to Saturday's post on Lament and the Aurora Theater shooting....
July 21, 2012
Lament and the Aurora theater shooting.
I heard about the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado as I was on my way...
July 10, 2012
Tina Fey… and Improv as a metaphor for the biblical drama.
I'm working today on revising the theological overview chapter for the Slow Church book. One...
July 04, 2012
Let’s Celebrate Interdependence Day!
A major facet of the Ecology section of our Slow Church book, is coming to...
July 02, 2012
Congregational Lectio Divina as a Slow Church practice.
At the Ekklesia Project gathering later this week, I will be leading lectio divina sessions...
June 28, 2012
The Anguish of Imperfect Communion [An Ekklesia Project Guest Post by Juila Smucker]
[ NEXT WEEK, July 5-7, The Ekklesia Project will hold its annual gathering in Chicago,...
June 15, 2012
Conversation, Identity and Christian Unity.
I have been keenly following Timothy Dalrymple's posts this week about partisan scorn and his...
June 06, 2012
A Friend of Time [An Ekklesia Project Guest Post by John Jay Alvaro]
[ On July 5-7, The Ekklesia Project will hold its annual gathering in Chicago, which...
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