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The Speed of Godliness

The Speed of Godliness

I am spending most of this week @ Richmond Hill, a Christian retreat center on the grounds of a hundred year old monastery. The space is quiet. The prayers (morning, noon, evening) form a rhythm for our time. For dinner, we are summoned by a cowbell rung through the halls. (no, not by Christopher Walken)

I am here for a training experience for church planters, and this evening a line from our discussion stays with me:

“the speed of godliness is slow.” {James Houston}

I can’t imagine a line being much truer than this – or much more counter-cultural.

Winn is a writer and pastor. He is the author of Restless Faith and the recent release, Let God: The Transforming Wisdom of Francois Fenelon. Winn is married to his best friend Miska and has two rabble-rousing sons, Wyatt and Seth. You can find out more about Winn by downloading this interview or by hopping over to

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