Lecture on New Monasticism at Cramner Hall, Durham UK
I had fun last night and today hanging out with Michael and Rachael Volland in Durham, and then lecturing a gathering of methodist and anglican ordinands on the subject of New Monasticism. This was also a mixture of those seeking traditional and pioneer vocations. I talked of New Monasticism as a particular model of church based around small missional communities that draw on a Trinitarian mystical communion model. I also talked of a Rhythm of Life as a key missional tool as it allows people to belong to work out if they believe and also focus on the faith in terms of a subjective orthopraxis. This is key in the context of post secular spiritual seekers. Anyway had fun, and learnt a few things from the responses and questions.
I am really impressed by the set up at Cramner, so if you are thinking and trad or pioneer training, I commend talking to Michael Volland.