God has undoubtedly used new monasticism to show me that this life of discipleship has something to say about how we eat together, share possessions, fight well, give unreservedly, and live closely. But, is it for everyone?
My first go at post-college employment was starting and directing the Global Missions Ministry of a 3000-member mega-church. I was getting paid, and I was traveling—two things I’d never done before. In many ways, it was exciting work.