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The Ecclesial Dimension of Christian Discipline

It can be very easy to think of spiritual growth and the disciplines solely in terms of what each of us is and does individually. Indeed, the history of the disciplines feels like it is full of loners — hermits and monks, the lone missionary in a heathen land, Susannah Wesley hiding under the table for her private devotions,  494 more words


Christmas Rush: Mind the Gap

There is a line from the TV series Seinfeld that often comes into my head when I’m getting ready for a family celebration or holiday, and especially for the great event of Christmas. 670 more words

Medieval And Contemporary

The Inner Monk

The first Christian monks did not live in monasteries, but lived alone in the wilderness as hermits. The root word of “monastery” is “monos” – alone. 134 more words


Snap Shot #68 – Indulging My Inner Hermit

I am enjoying an all too rare solo bushwalk. It’s a trail that’s becoming my favourite, not only for it’s natural beauty but also it’s convenience – a slice of heaven nestled in Sydney’s northern suburbs. 341 more words

Snap Shots

The Stranger in the Woods

The Stranger in the Woods (2017) by Michael Finkel is a very interesting read about Christopher Knight, who spent 26 years alone in a forest in Maine. 204 more words

Even More Monks and Hermits!

Today is All Saints’ Day — the day set aside in the Christian calendar to honor all those who loved and followed Jesus during their earthly life. 327 more words