Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a leader in the New Monasticism movement, and a leading author and sought-after speaker on the topic. He considers himself to be an evangelical who connects with the broad Christian tradition and its monastic witnesses. He speaks often about emerging Christianity at universities, churches, and conferences across the denominational spectrum. He is an Associate Minister at St. John's Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina. The Rutba House, where Jonathan lives with his family and other friends, is a new monastic community that prays, eats, and lives together, welcoming neighbors and the homeless. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School.


Volume 104

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Guests on Volume 104: James Le Fanu, on the mistaken assumption that modern medical science has eliminated the fittingness of a sense of mystery and wonder at the human mind and body; Garret Keizer, on how many noises in modern life reveal a state of warfare with the limitations of our embodiment; Daniel Ritchie, on how Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and Isaac Watts (1674-1748) anticipated late twentieth-century critiques of the Enlightenment; Monica Ganas, on how the distinct vision of life embedded in "California-ism" has exerted a powerful cultural influence; Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, on how the search for faithfulness to Christ led him to the wisdom of the Benedictine Rule and a "new monasticism"; and Peter J. Leithart, on why Constantine has an unfairly bad reputation and on how his rule dealt a severe blow to paganism in the West.