Archives For Englewood



As many of you know, The ERB is produced by Englewood Christian Church in the Englewood Neighborhood on the Near Eastside of Indianapolis.  It is one of the businesses that fall under the umbrella of Englewood Community Development Corporation (ECDC, a separate non-profit, but understood as a part of the church’s work).

I was delighted to wake up this morning and find that ECDC was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition!  Give the story a listen, as it gives a deeper look into our neighborhood, and the work of the church (via ECDC) in seeking the shalom (health/flourishing) of our neighborhood.  Excited to play a role in this transformative work!
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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 [easyazon-link asin=”0830841148″ locale=”us”]Slow Church book[/easyazon-link] 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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Here is our list of 2013′s Englewood Honor Books, the Best Books of the year for the life and flourishing of the Church.

Our criterion both for selecting books to review and for honoring the year’s best books is to choose books that are “for the life and flourishing of the Church” – i.e., books that energize us to be the local community of God’s people that God has called us to be and that nurture our mission of following in the way of God’s reconciliation of all things (in all its broadness!)
This list originally appeared in our Advent 2013 print issue.  For this issue, our Art Editor, Brent Aldrich depicted the covers of the year’s very best books as Christmas cookies. We are delighted to share pictures of those cookies here.

2013 Book of the Year:

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News [Vol. 4, #1.75]

January 22, 2011


Cover - ERB Print Issue No. 1

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No Longer Strangers
No Longer Strangers:
A Conversation on the Church and Immigration

Immigration is one of today’s most pressing issues, one on which there is much fear, misunderstanding and tension. We believe that in the church community – where, despite our ethnic heritages, we are brothers and sisters – we can begin to untangle the misunderstandings and seek justice and reconciliation together.

We hope that you will be able to join us for this important conversation – in English and Spanish – on the church and immigration.

Main Speaker:
Daniel Carroll Rodas, Author of: Christians At the Border

When: Friday evening April 8 and Saturday April 9, 2011

Where: Englewood Christian Church / Indianapolis

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Want a free ebook of our 2010 Book of the Year?

The Wisdom of Stability - Jonathan Wilson-HartgroveJonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Paraclete Press are offering a free ebook of Jonathan’s recent book THE WISDOM OF STABILITY to anyone who agrees to write about it on their blog, or in a print publication!

This is an important book and it is exciting for us to be able to offer free copies of the ebook…

If you are willing to write about the book (preferably before the end of February), drop me an email

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with the following information:

  • Your name.
  • The name and address of your blog (or print publication where you intend to publish a review)

And we’ll email you a copy of the ebook…