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November 17, 2016
A Politics of Hope in the Trump Age
Over the last week, I've been reflecting on how we can find hope in these...
March 18, 2015
Looking for Enemies
The March 2015 issue of Charisma magazine includes an article entitled "Here's How the New...
March 11, 2015
Scot McKnight – A Fellowship of Differents [Patheos Book Club]
If you have read Slow Church, and want another book that makes a similar theological...
February 05, 2015
An Interview with Tim Suttle
Tim Suttle's Shrink: Faithful Ministry in a Church-Growth Culture was one of our favorite books of...
November 12, 2014
Justice that Leavens the World.
How do we begin to build bridges across the gap between the important work of...
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...
August 23, 2014
The Christology of Slow Church?
What does Jesus have to do with any of this [in the Slow Church book]?...
August 21, 2014
J.R. Briggs – FAIL [Patheos Book Club]
This downward mobility of a life hidden with and free in Christ leads us in...
August 19, 2014
The Spoken Word vs. The Written Word
I've been writing about lectio divina this week, as part of my next book project...
August 06, 2014
The Parable of the Old Runner
There's an old runner I know who recently shared a story that I think will...
July 23, 2014
Jen Pollock Michel – Teach us to Want [Patheos Book Club]
In her debut book, Jen Pollock Michel offers us an exquisite meditation on what it...
July 03, 2014
Celebrate Interdependence Day 2014!
Our calling as churches is to bear witness to the interconnectedness of creation, and to...
May 20, 2014
Christian Witness: Reconciling contemplation and action.
I pray that we will be able to slow down enough to see, hear and...
May 07, 2014
In Sickness and in Health – Guest Post by Justin McRoberts
Justin recently wrote a wonderful book entitled CMYK: The Process of Life Together -- which...
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...
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...
February 25, 2014
Why I Don’t Go To Church
There has been a lot of buzz online in recent days about the value of...
October 30, 2013
From Frankenstein’s Monster to The Body of Christ
There is a deep sense in which churches, particularly in the Western world, are indeed...
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...
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...
June 20, 2013
The Virtue of Dialogue – Workshop Slides
Today I led a workshop for The Center for Congregations on the practice of conversation,...
June 03, 2013
Animate.Faith: A New Kind of Christian Education
Overall, animate.faith is a superb resource, that unlike most church curricula that I am familiar...
October 18, 2012
Fostering Cultures of Mutual Generosity
I had the privilege of participating tonight in an interfaith panel on philanthropy, an IndyTalks...
October 08, 2012
Being Together as the Church.
There is a group of us here at Englewood Christian Church who have been reading...
September 14, 2012
Supporting Each Other in Sickness and in Health
After recently re-reading Wendell Berry's essay "Health is Membership" and being struck by its pertinency...
September 13, 2012
Missional Without The Church?
Tony Jones recently posted some harsh critiques of homeschooling (“Death to Homeschooling!” and “Why...
August 07, 2012
Last week I wrote an article recommending poetry as one way to help us slow...
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