Pieter Valk joins us for a discussion on monastic or intentional community, with particular regard to his Nashville Family of Brothers. We talk about the logistics of living under one roof with fellow single celibate male believers: what happens every week, who’s in charge, how do you join, and how long do you stay?
We also dive deeper into the practice of living intentionally under the same roof with other men: the joys and the challenges. What do you do if you develop emotional or sexual attractions for other men in your longterm living space, or how do you even take a chance on intentional community to begin with if you’ve been wounded by communities in the past?
Join Tom, Ryan, Jacob, and our special guest Pieter for a conversation that’s gaining traction in our little “Side B” community: sharing a home and a future with fellow believers of the same sex, not just for a season or two, but for the long haul. Through every season.
We hope you enjoy our latest episode below: INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY.
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Enjoy our INTENTIONAL COMMUNITY episode! And don’t forget to comment below. We’d love to hear from you. We’re with you.
Have you taken part in intentional community, and if so how did that play out? What intrigues you, scares you, or otherwise prompts any emotional reactions to this notion of intentional or monastic community? Do you see shared vocational singleness as a viable option for the rest of your life?
LINKS FROM THE SHOW
- Pieter Valk’s Christianity Today article: “The Case for Vocational Singleness”
- Pieter Valk’s intentional community, Nashville Family of Brothers
- Pieter Valk’s ministry, EQUIP
- Follow Pieter Valk on Twitter and Instagram