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 Interdependence Day

Celebrate Interdependence Day!!!

Five years ago, some friends and I suggested that instead of celebrating Independence Day, Christians should celebrate INTERdependence Day!

Here’s a recent reflection that I’ve written on Slow Church and why we need Interdependence Day

Here are seven books that are essential reading
for helping our churches to embody interdependence…

Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus
Chris Smith and John Pattison

Paperback: IVP Books, 2014

[ Read our review ]  [ Read an excerpt ]

 

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What books have been helpful for you in thinking about interdependence in the Church?

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Are you going to the Wild Goose Festival this weekend?

I am, for the first time and will be doing a session on Slow Church.

There are so many wonderful authors and activists and musicians who will be presenting that it will be hard to decide who to check out.

Since our focus is on books, here are seven authors of new-ish books that you won’t want to miss!

Enjoy these short videos and book excerpts as an introduction to these authors:

Sara Miles  |  Fred Bahnson  |  Tim Soerens  | Joerg Rieger
Alexia Salvatierra  | Jon Sweeney  |  Kelly Bean

Sara Miles, Author of

City of God: Faith in the Streets
(Jericho Books, 2014)

 




 

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Slavoj Zizek

Watch this video, the first ever biographical interview of Slavoj Zizek.

The interviewer is George Elerick, author of Jesus Bootlegged

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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
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]   [ Kindle ]
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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.
Buy now:  [ Amazon  ]   [ Kindle ] 
 
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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