Saturday, November 22, 2008

Communal Living

Today marks a major transition for our family: we are leaving our single-family duplex that stands in a long row of the same and moving into a large home where we will be sharing space with another small family. Living in community has been a dream of ours for a number of years, but the combination of timing and available others has never lined up until now. My developing perspectives on the theology, sociology, economics, ecology and praxis of communal living is something I hope to put words to in this place over the next few months. Keep your ear to the ground. And thanks to all who are helping us move!

4 comments:

nicholas kinnier said...

Phil...
I'm intrigued. My thoughts and dreams for Christian community have gone a similar direction. I'm eager to hear more. Blessings.

Joy said...

i'm intrigued too! my sister in-law and hubbie just moved in with her parents as a communal living effort. they seem to enjoy it. what is your communal space like?

Doris M McDonnell said...

hey there! we've lived in community for as long as we've been married. it is quite a challenge! and we are supposed to be challenged. i never would have been motivated to keep the counters clean, for example, without this!

Tucker FitzGerald said...

Blessings on your venture Phil. We've loved living in community. Mostly :)