10th Anniversary of Slow Church! [Upcoming Conversation]

We have a Substack called The Conversational Life, which we started about six months ago. 

One of the perks for our paid Substack subscribers is a quarterly Zoom conversation with an author. I’m delighted to announce that we’ve scheduled the second of these conversations!

On Wednesday April 17, we will be hosting John Pattison and C. Christopher Smith (myself), authors of the award-winning book, Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus, which celebrates the 10th anniversary of its release this month. The conversation will start at 8pm ET (5pm PT). This conversation will be hosted by Rev. Katy Lines, co-pastor of Englewood Christian Church. Katy will interview John and Chris about the book and the journey it has taken over the last decade, but we plan to allow plenty of time for participants to interact with the authors.

The conversation will be recorded for paid subscribers who are not able to attend the online event.

This special event is for paid subscribers to this Substack only.
HOWEVER, we’ve taken some special steps to make it easier for you to subscribe!

  1. We’re offering a 20% discount on an annual subscription!
    (Was $50, now $40, through April 18). CLICK HERE to use this discount.
  2. Or, if you prefer, you can Subscribe for a Month ($5), and cancel your subscription after this event. (Think of it as a $5 cover charge.)
  3. Finally, if you use the Substack app, you should be able to get access to this event for FREE using your teaser post. (Assuming that you haven’t already, used your teaser post, claim it on the post on Monday April 15 that contains the Zoom link for this conversation.)

Subscribe now! The Zoom link will be sent to subscribers on Monday April 15.


C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at:

Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior

Enter your email below to sign up for our weekly newsletter & download your FREE copy of this ebook!
We respect your email privacy

In the News...
Christian Nationalism Understanding Christian Nationalism [A Reading Guide]
Most AnticipatedMost Anticipated Books of the Fall for Christian Readers!
Funny Bible ReviewsHilarious One-Star Customer Reviews of Bibles

Comments are closed.