Get Thee to a Nunnery: Can the Monastic Tradition Help Us Live Christianly Today?

September 4, 2016

Monasticism, the Desert Mothers and Fathers, practices of silence and meditation are all things being discovered by many of us. Perhaps that is no surprise given the challenges of living Christianly today. Can these older life wisdoms provide us with a more secure anchor?

I believe they can, but I also think they carry within them some inherent challenges that we should be aware of.

In a new article, published by the William Temple Foundation, I begin to explore the potential of the monastic tradition to provide us with an alternative path to that which is offered by society, but also highlight the potential dangers.

To read the full article click here.

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1 Comment

  • Reply David Stewart June 11, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    What an amazing find. I’m a bit of a jaded old goat enjoying community with a young and vibrant church in Belfast. We are in the middle of a series on peace and justice at the moment and my mind is doing somersaults! During Sunday’s sermon your books were referenced and so here I am. I really can’t tell you how much I’ve enjoyed exploring your content or how much I admire your commitment. I’ve even been introduced to the enigmatic Greg!
    Much food for thought and action…

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