Slow Church started as a hunch. It started, for me, when I was researching the Slow Food Movementfor a book I was writing about gluttony. (Of the seven deadly sins, gluttony is the one most likely to actually kill me.) There was no flash of light, no catch of breath or buckled knees. It just simply occurred to me one afternoon that the values Slow Food brought to growing, harvesting, processing, and eating food – values like justice, diversity, seasonality, terroir (more about that in a future post), pleasure, good company, and the central place of the Table in community life – were many of the same values I thought should characterize life in the Christian community.
Book Recommendation: The McDonaldization of the Church