Archives For Conversation

 

Fascinating new book on silence, and how we learn to have conversations:
 

Unspeakable:
The Things We Cannot Say
Harriet Shawcross

Hardback: Cannongate Books, 2019
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Listen to this NPR interview with the author…

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We’re excited about this new book from ERB editor C. Christopher Smith!!!

We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

How the Body of Christ Talks:
Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church

C. Christopher Smith

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2019.
 
 
Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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Over the next two weeks we will be hosting two FREE webinars with ERB editor, C. Christopher Smith, which overview his brand new book How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church. The facilitator for these webinars will be John Pattison, Chris’s Slow Church co-author.

 
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Part Six of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART SIX

PREVIOUSLY:
PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4PART 5
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
 
Reading:  Chapters X – Epilogue (pages 86-101)

 
Facilitator: Joshua Hale

Joshua compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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This is a fascinating look at bias from a leading social psychologist:

Biased:
Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice
That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do
Jennifer L. Eberhardt

Hardback: Viking, 2019
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Listen to an interview with the author
from The New Yorker Radio Hour:

 
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ERB Editor Chris Smith’s new book on conversation will be released in less than 2 weeks!!! (April 16)
 

How the Body of Christ Talks:
Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church


Paperback: Brazos Press, 2019

PRE-ORDER NOW: 
[ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]

 
 
 

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Part Five of our Lent Book Conversation!

We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART FIVE

PREVIOUSLY:
PART 1PART 2PART 3PART 4
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters VII – IX (pages 64-85)

 
Facilitator: Tamara Hill Murphy
 
Tamara compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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Part Four of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

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*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART FOUR

PREVIOUSLY: PART 1  PART 2 PART 3
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters V and VI (pages 50-63)

Facilitator: Jim Honig
 
Jim compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.

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All-Abiding Love for the Religious Stranger

A Feature Review of
 

Holy Envy:
Finding God
in the Faith of Others

 
Barbara Brown Taylor

 
Hardback: HarperOne, 2019
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Reviewed by Alisa Williams
 


*** This review originally appeared 
on the Spectrum Magazine website.
It is reprinted here with permission.
 
“The only clear line I draw these days is this: when my religion tries to come between me and my neighbor, I will choose my neighbor… Jesus never commanded me to love my religion.” —Barbara Brown Taylor

 
Sitting on my desk as I write, right next to a copy of Barbara Brown Taylor’s latest book Holy Envy, is my Worldviews and Religion textbook from high school. I remember sitting in that sunlit classroom of Andrews Academy my senior year, learning about all of the world’s major religions from this slim textbook, produced by the Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Office of Education. Wrong, wrong, wrong the book seemed to intone, as it laid out these other religions, their flaws exposed to the light while Christianity’s remained in shadow.

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Part Three of our Lent Book Conversation!

 
We are reading:

The Sabbath
Abraham Joshua Heschel

Buy Now: [ Amazon ]  [  Kindle ]
 
*** It’s not too late to join in!
 
 

PART THREE

PREVIOUSLY: PART ONE  PART TWO
(If you are running behind, you are still welcome
to contribute the previous conversation)

 
Reading:  Chapters III and IV (pages 34-49)
 
Facilitator: James Dekker
James compiled the following discussion questions, and will be facilitating our conversation in the comments below.
 
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