New Monasticism

New Monasticism: What it Has to Say to Today's Church By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, 2008 Review by Carl McColman"We are waiting not for a Godot, but for another — doubtless very different — St. Benedict," says Alasdair Macintyre at the conclusion of After Virtue, his withering critique of the ethical vacuum in postmodern society. And while the triumphalist voices on the hard Catholic right might loudly proclaim that this mantle belongs to Benedict XVI, for many ot … [Read more...]

Ordinary Radicals

Based on this trailer, the forthcoming movie Ordinary Radicals looks pretty exciting.I returned to Christianity in 2005 because of my desire to be more intimately involved with the living contemplative tradition (such as can be found at the monastery where I now work). While that renewed spiritual commitment has been truly a blessing, I didn't count on the fact that while I was away, within the Christian community an entirely new movement of the Holy Spirit was emerging — a movement which is … [Read more...]


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