Paul writes – Benedictine Baptist, who describes himself as “an English, emerging, post-evangelical, new monastic Baptist pastor who is a passionate believer in the need for Baptist catholicity,” has posted his notes from the 25th November 2006 Blah get-together on Nu-Monasticism. Centred on the Northumbria Community, Franciscan approaches to monasticism, and MOOT in London.
· Originally, people who started asking questions together
· No intention of forming a community
· Rule of life developed.
· Other people outside the original group came to know about it and a dispersed community developed.
· No intention of being a church, but now many are attached who themselves have no church.
· Influenced by traditional monastic communities - Scotland + Clonfert in Ireland.
· Daily rhythm of prayer and Rule of Life shape the landscape of the heart.
· Hopes + dreams?
· Community is not based on vision, but on values.
· Celtic Fire - stories of Celtic saints interpreted for today.
· Sacred place as a concept.
· Expansion of work with cathedrals, youth, etc.
· Sustaining the gospel message in the midst of the new Dark Ages that we are entering
Continue reading Benedictine Baptist’s notes here.