[ Daily Advent Reflection ] Yet I Will Wait Patiently.

Ladder-Flowers

Yet I Will Wait Patiently. Daily Advent Reflection. Kimberly Roth. Habakkuk 3:13-19. Saturday, December 10, 2011And knowing how hard it hurts when we fall We lean another ladder against the wrong wall And climb high to the highest rung To shake fists at the sky - Nickel Creek “Reasons Why” Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ]  These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FAC … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] But You Don’t Give In

Children Running

But You Don't Give In. Daily Advent Reflection. Kyle Mobley. Philippians 3:12-16. Friday, December 9, 2011Sometimes you're beaten to the call Sometimes you're taken to the wall But you don't give in.- Midnight Oil "Sometimes" Listen: [ Youtube ] [ Spotify ] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Yesterday as lunch at our homeschool co-op wound down, the … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Examining our Jewelry.

Jewelry

Examining our Jewelry. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Psalm 126. Thursday, December 8, 2011Sold me a wealth of pleasure, it was a dime store full of pain. The stuff I thought was jewelry; it turns out to be chains. - Bill Mallonee / Vigilantes of Love "Losing it"Losin' It by Vigilantes of LoveThese daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To keep up with this daily Advent series, follow SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER. Last week, we … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Apologies.

Sorry...  I've been digging myself a pretty big hole work-wise recently.  So, I've let the Advent reflections go undone for the last couple of days.  It kills me that I wasn't able to get them done, yet in the grand scheme of things, c'est la vie, as they say in France.  I was reminded though of Derek Penwell's lovely essay, "Embracing Failure," which we posted here a few weeks ago, and which is more than pertinent.  If you haven't read it yet, do so now; it is well your time.Tomorrow, we'll be back on track with a new reflection and then we'll have new reflections from Kyle Mobley and Kimb … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflection] Waiting in Hope.

The_Dinner_Horn - Winslow Homer

Waiting in Hope. Daily Advent Reflection. Chris Smith. Acts 2:37-42. Monday, December 5, 2011Come fall on us, we fall on you A thankful heart will be our rhythm Come fall on us, we fall on you A thankful heart will be our song.A thankful heart Prepares the way for you my God- "Come Fall on Us" Enter the Worship Circle, Vol. 1. [Sorry, can't find any legitimate sites to stream this song] These daily Slow Church Advent Reflections are based on the Daily Readings of the Revised Common Lectionary (Year B). We love for you to read and reflect along with us! To … [Read more...]

[Daily Advent Reflections] Weekly Recap.

We're taking today off from the daily Advent reflections series, but will resume tomorrow.Listed below are the reflections posted this past week, in case you might have missed any. You can keep up with this daily Advent series, by following SlowChurch.com on FACEBOOK or TWITTER.Monday 11/28: Fear Not! (Chris Smith)Tuesday 11/29: The Immense Joy of Christ’s Victory (Chris Smith)Wednesday 11/30: Incarnating Christ in our Places (Chris Smith)Thursday 12/1: The Whoring Bride of Christ (Chris Smith)Friday 12/2:  A Season Wrought With Tension (Kyle Mo … [Read more...]

Sunday Book Review: The King Jesus Gospel

A key part of Slow Church is the recovery of what has been lost in the Christian faith through the reductions and shortcuts of modernity.  Scot McKnight does just this in his newest book with regard to the Gospel and evangelism.This review originally appeared in The Englewood Review of Books… “Recovering What Has Been Lost in the Industrialization of Christianity” A review of The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited by Scot McKnight. Review by Chris Smith. The King Jesus Gospel: The Original Good News Revisited Scot McKnight. Hardback: Zondervan, 2011. … [Read more...]


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