Ancient Future Practitioners: Steve Woods

An email to Pete Greig (24/7 Prayer) led me to meet Jill Weber, which led me to meet Steve Woods via Facebook. One of the (very few) things I love about social media is the way it connects like-minded people together. Steve kindly sent me a paper he wrote ‘Where Streams Collide: The convergence of […]

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Ancient Future Practitioners: Ryan Flanigan

Earlier this year, my husband Jonathan flew to Dallas, Texas to check out some ministry opportunities (and see the Dallas Mavericks play some bball!) and he met Ryan Flanigan. As well as being shaped by different streams of Christianity throughout his life, ancient future faith is something he has thought deeply about, having studied under […]

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Charismatic Anglicanism: David Jones

Since returning from England, I’ve been pondering what it means to be a charismatic Anglican here in Australia. I felt my identity as a charismatic Anglican being affirmed and stretched while living in London, but in Melbourne it’s still seen as a little odd! But there’s a lot of us around, coming out of the […]

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Interview with Kara Martin

The fifth and final retreat for my year with the Community of St Anselm was titled ‘Me, God, and My Job: One Life?’ and we were encouraged to come up with a working life purpose (see my very first blog post here). I love Kara Martin’s writing about work and faith – and I love […]

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The Homely Hours – An Interview

I’ve made some Anglican Mama friends on Instagram. Amanda is one of them, and she’s incredible. In Spotswood Cornerstone Community, we have Morning Prayer twice a week and begin with a reflection on a Saint, Hero or Holy Day. I have a bunch of resources, but my default has been Exciting Holiness online. The book […]

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New Monasticism: Ian Mobsby

Interview number four is with Ian Mobsby from Wellspring Community, Peckham. During April 2016, while most of our community was on a 30 day Silent Retreat, Jonathan and I spent one of those weeks staying in Peckham with Ian. We joined in their prayer services in the mornings and evenings and during the day visited […]

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New Monasticism: Brother Sam

Interview number three is with Brother Samuel, from Hilfield Friary. I’m sure he has a surname, but after much searching I couldn’t find it! He’s just known as “Brother Sam” around Monastic circles in England! My husband and I, along with four others in the Community of St Anselm, went to Hilfield Friary – a […]

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New Monasticism: Abbot Stuart Burns

The second in this interview series is with Abbot Stuart Burns from Mucknell Abbey. He has recently retired from office but remains part of the community. I had the pleasure of listening to Abbot Stuart when he visited the Community of St Anselm, but sadly didn’t get a chance to visit Mucknell Abbey like some […]

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New Monasticism: Anders Litzell

In February of this year, my husband Jonathan and I went to Stroud, NSW and spoke to the Advisory Council for Anglican Religious Life in Australia. We were asked to speak about New Monasticism and as part of my research, I interviewed several leaders of Communities. I thought I’d start with Anders Litzell, as he […]

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