Today is the birthday of theologian Stanley Hauerwas!
Although I don’t always agree with him, Stanley Hauerwas’s work (and that of his many students, e.g., Phil Kenneson and others associated with The Ekklesia Project) has been absolutely vital to the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I co-wrote.
In honor of his birthday, I pick out 10 brief video clips of Hauerwas talking about key virtues and practices related to Slow Church. If you want to read one book by Stanley Hauerwas that is most compatible with Slow Church, I suggest Living Gently in a Violent World (co-written with Jean Vanier).
Several of these clips were made by Travis Reed of The Work of the People. Be sure to visit his website, check out other extraordinary videos he has created and contribute generously to his work!
*** Check out the full catalog of TWOTP’s Stanley Hauerwas videos
Enjoy these short videos with Stanley Hauerwas:
Prayer/Waiting | Presence | Church Growth Movement
Patience | Formation in the Church | The Whole Church | Joy
Hope is Presence | Engaging Evangelicals | Community and Conflict
Formation in the Church
“The Church needs to be able to be the kind of community that’s at least as morally serious as the military, if we are to be any kind of alternative to it.”