The most hopeful podcasts I have heard all year on the fresh expressions and emerging church.
"New Monasticism as Fresh Expressions of the Church" as part of the book launch.
Best part is Bishop Graham Cray's suggestion in the Intro (Number 1) that fresh expressions are not enough on it own and it needs new monastistic expressions which offer 3 things – discipleship, mission, and spirituality. I wholeheartedly agree with Bishop Cray and would humbly add a fourth contribuition of the monastic models – an integration with micro-business enterprise that will help the new expressions become sustainable in the long term.
Hopefully Number 3 of 3 will be released soon and I will put a link to it here.