CS Lewis and Big Tent Christianity: Church and Faith Formation as Intentional Community

Modern Christianity was a faith marked as much by conflict and issues of control/dominance as it was of revolution and reformation. While early Christianity was not with out its own issues it was dominated, mainly, by monolithic structures in it’s regional Catholic or Orthodox forms. Reformation Christianity was represented by argument and doctrinal dispute and [Read More...]

Inner Monks Unite: A Monk Manifesto

All of you “inner monks” dressed in Protestant clothing, here’s an invitation for you. One of my favorite bloggers and spiritual directors, Christine Valters Paintner, has posted a “Monk Manifesto” at her site, Abbey of the Arts. I share her invitation with those of you seeking an intentional way of living contemplatively in the world. She’s also offering a free e-course called Monk in the World. [Read more...]

Why Big Tent Christianity?

“Brian McLaren and I are organizing a major public conference on September 8-9 in Raleigh, North Carolina in order to make the call for a return to “Big Tent Christianity” (seeBigTentChristianity.com). Why is this call important?” Theology Professor Philip Clayton offers a background and vision for this new movement. [Read more...]