Video Interview: Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, pt 5 (First steps for those interested in New Monasticism?)

I recently had the opportunity to chat via Skype with Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.  We discuss everything from his story, to the New Monasticism Movement, to his latest book: “The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture.”  He is also the author of: “God’s Economy: Redefining the Health and Wealth Gospel,” “New Monasticism: What it has to say to Today’s Church” & co-author (with Shane Claiborne) of “Becoming the Answers to Our Prayers: Prayer for Ordinary Radicals.”  You can also check out – http://www.newmonasticism.org

Here is part 5 of 5.  I start by asking him to expand on the following quotation:

The problems of neighborhoods like Walltown are directly connected to a culture where success means moving up and out, and education equals climbing the ladder in order to rise above common places.  The homelessness of guys who are hooked on crack in Walltown is but the flipside of a placelessness that drives ambitious young students to see this university town as a stop on their way to somewhere else. (p. 46, Wisdom of Stability)

After this part of the discussion closes, I ask him to give some advise to those who feel God leading in the direction of New Monastic intentional communities…

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