Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Twelve Marks of New Monasticism

1.  Relocation to the abandoned places of Empire. 2.  Sharing economic resources with fellow community members and the needy among us. 3.  Hospitality to the stranger. 4.  Lament for racial divisions within the church and our communities combined with the active pursuit of a just reconciliation. 5.  Humble submission to Christ’s body, the church. 6.  Intentional formation in the way

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A word about all-nighters: They should be pulled only when you are in the most undire of situations. They should be completely your choice, free entirely of all pain and guilt. If you have a lot of school to do, then go to bed. If you have nothing to do, stay up. And do something. Last night was my first

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Day by Day 66

I. Remind Us, O Holy One! Remind us of the memories we forget. Remind us to prize the moments that pass us by, that we might remember the present as if it has already passed us. May the sweetness of memory accompany our present experience. Reveal to us how it all fits together, the flying thoughts of every madman and

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I do not worship G.K. Chesterton like I am tempted to worship C.S. Lewis in his glory. Chesterton once observed that people who do not know Jesus simultaneously accuse him of opposite vices. To some, He is too judgmental. To the same some, He is too soft. He is too liberal, but also too legalistic. A man who can be

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