In our hyper-individualized culture, it’s hard to imagine anyone wanting to live with a hodge-podge of people who share virtually everything: a roof, food, income, chores, prayers, frustrations, and friendships. And yet the increased popularity of intentional community and group living among progressive Christians (such as the “new monastics”) is a clear sign that people still long to connect with others, despite society’s discouragement of such efforts.
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