Yesterday the fellows enjoyed hearing from Rev. Dr. Greg Peters, who serves as professor both at the Torrey Honors Institute at Biola University as well as at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. Dr. Peters gave several talks at Baylor this week on “The Monkhood of All Believers,” a topic he has written extensively on. The fellows had a great discussion with him about what we can learn from the long history of Christian monasticism about the Christian life.
I sat down with Fr. Greg for another round of “Five Questions in Ten Minutes.” We talked about monasticism, fiction, and ’80s rock and roll–among many other things. You can listen to our conversation here:
Here are links to the items and books we touched on:
- Do check out Fr. Greg’s various books on the monastic tradition: The Monkhood of All Believers and The Story of Monasticism (Baker Academic); and Reforming the Monastery (Cascade Books).
- Georges Bernarnos’ The Diary of a Country Priest, and Hans Urs von Balthasar’s study on Bernarnos.
- Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart.
- Thomas à Kempis’ Imitation of Christ.
- Randall Stephens’ The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘n’ Roll.
- Vasily Grossman’s Life and Fate.