I’m not sure if I know what the “new monasticism” is, but this weekend event sure sounds interesting:

Inhabiting the Church: New Monasticism and God’s Revolution

If nothing else, the website for this event lists two books that sound interesting: Shane Claiborne’s The Irresistible Revolution and an anthology called School(s) for Conversion: 12 Marks of a New Monasticism.

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About Carl McColman

Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.

  • Mike Morrell

    The New Monasticism, oh buddy! We should talk sometime. For starters, read what Christianity Today and The Christian Century have to say. Then, virtually tour some neo-monastic communities here. (And you’ll probably want to spend some time following these…linked from a NMC not 30 minutes from us in Durham, NC–the Rutba House. I’d recommend Shane’s book as well as To Baghdad and Beyond by Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

  • Carl McColman

    Somehow I had a feeling that you would know all about the new monasticism! As someone whose spirituality (and now, day job) is very much shaped by an “old” monastic community, this is very much a topic I want to explore. We shall talk further, my friend…

  • Mike Morrell

    Indeed. I think you’ll find this about the Bridgefolk most interesting…it may not be as provocative as being Sufi and Christian, but being “fully Anabaptist, fully Catholic” is pretty fascinating to me at least.