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Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Here Wed. May 6

by csmith - April 5, 2009 - 10:59 am

Building up the Church – Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove A Conversation on the relationship of traditional churches and the new monasticism Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2009 Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm Location: Englewood Christian Church 57 N Rural St. Indianapolis, IN Facebook Invite here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=50272647267 On Wednesday evening, May 6, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove will lead us in a conversation [...]

Our Covenant.

by csmith - December 4, 2007 - 12:11 pm

This post is long overdue, as we completed our work on this covenant back in July. I just have kept forgetting to post it here.  A little background…  In January 2006, we started a conversation to review what it means to be a member of Englewood.  By October 2006, we had started to draft this [...]

From Ellen Adams.

by csmith - October 22, 2007 - 2:02 pm

 I feel as though I am being dragged into this “blog” thing kicking and screaming.  I do not think it is at all indicative of who we are as a body and what we are all thinking.  I think it reflects the conversations of about 10% of our body, most of whom are under 35.  [...]

The Church and Eating

by csmith - September 28, 2007 - 8:11 am

Jim’s comments in the previous post reminded me of a piece that I wrote for an internet journal about 10 years ago…  I’m posting it here to continue the conversation about the church and eating… Fat Christians in an Age of Hunger?: New research finds the Church typically heavier than non-churched segments of society by [...]


by csmith - - 7:56 am

[Jim Aldrich's thoughts on a recent Sunday night conversation] Last Sunday night’s (9/16/07) topic/beginning assertion was: “it is at the level of our desires that we most need transformation.”            The conversation turned pretty abruptly to a “God’s Will” discussion, as Melissa has an opportunity she would like to pursue but doesn’t know whether she ought. [...]

The Church as First Family

by csmith - September 5, 2007 - 2:43 pm

For the last couple weeks, we have been discussing David Langford’s paper as a part of our on-going Sunday night conversation: Church as First Family: Loving Family More by Loving it Less.  This paper was the basis of a talk that we heard David give at a recent gathering hosted by our new friends at [...]