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Wendell BerryA great conversation between Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder, on the occasion of their new book

Distant Neighbors: The Selected Letters of Wendell Berry and Gary Snyder

Hardback: Counterpoint Press, 2013
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James K.A. SmithA great conversation with James K.A. Smith about his new book on Charles Taylor:

 

How (Not) to Be Secular: Reading Charles Taylor
James K.A. Smith
Paperback:  Eerdmans, 2014
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Mike Bowling

Here is the sixth and final audio recording from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last month here at Englewood Christian Church.

Previously posted talks from the Slow Church conference:

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

Mike Bowling is pastor of Englewood Christian Church.
Chris Smith is a member of Englewood Christian Church, and co-author of the SLOW CHURCH book.

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Phil Kenneson

Here is the fifth of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last month here at Englewood Christian Church. (The sixth and final recording will be posted next week.)

Previously posted talks from the Slow Church conference:

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

Phil Kenneson is Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Milligan College in Eastern Tennessee.

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Carol Johnston

Here is the fourth of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last month here at Englewood Christian Church.

Previously posted talks from the Slow Church conference:

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

Carol Johnston is Associate Professor of Theology and Culture at Christian Theological Seminary (Indianapolis).

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George SaundersAs announced in yesterday’s list of new book releases to watch for this week, one of this week’s most interesting books is:

Congratulations, By the Way: Some Thoughts on Kindness.
George Saunders

Hardback:  Random House, 2014.
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You can actually read the full text of George Saunders’ 2013 Syracuse graduation speech here, but this is a lovely hardback edition that would make a wonderful gift for your family and friends who are graduating this spring.   I can think of no better advice to graduates than what Saunders offers here: to prefer kindness to self-focused ambition.
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Christine Pohl

Here is the third of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted earlier this month here at Englewood Christian Church.

Previously posted talks from the Slow Church conference:

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

Christine Pohl is Professor of Church and Society at Asbury Theological Seminary.

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David Fitch

Here is the second of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last week here at Englewood Christian Church.
*** CLICK HERE for the 1st talk that we posted, by Willie Jennings.

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

David Fitch is B. R. Lindner Chair of Evangelical Theology at Northern Seminary in Chicago.

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Rachel Marie Stone

[ Editor's Note:  I was honored to be part of a panel conversation on Slow Reading and Slow Writing, at last week's Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College.  The other panelists were Rachel Marie Stone, author of the award-winning Eat with Joy; John Wilson, the heralded editor of Books and Culture; and Leslie Leyland Fields, author of many books including Forgiving Our Fathers and Mothers[/easyazon-link].  As Rachel was traveling back to the US from Africa just prior to the festival, she wrote out her talk ahead of time and graciously gave us permission to run it on our site.]

Slow Reading
A Story
by Rachel Marie Stone

 

Sometime in the late 1940s or early 1950s, my great-grandmother Katherine somehow saved up a few thousand bucks to buy a little sandy plot on the corner of Jacqueline Road and Surf Drive and there she built a little beach cottage among the open sand dunes.

It was a five-minute flip-flop walk to the roaring Atlantic, and a wonderful, wonderful place to read; cozy couches and bookshelves lined the walls; no television pulled anyone’s gaze from the page.
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DivergentDivergent and The Hunger Games: Dystopias in Print and On Screen

By Elizabeth Eckhart

Young adult novels like Divergent and The Hunger Games have stirred dystopian fiction fans into a frenzy. While the two series share many similarities, they also possess many differences. With the March 21, 2014 release of the first Divergent movie, the interest in both Veronica Roth’s book series and the ensuing movies will garner much attention not only for her stories, but a renewed interest in The Hunger Games as well.

Each book and movie based on these series’ have faced both acclaim and criticism. They have also spawned interest in other books with similar themes. Here’s a look at some of the strengths and weaknesses of both series and a suggestion for the next series to read.

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