The Simple Rule, New Monastics & Personal Coaching

When I coach people I often do it for a season by sharing with them aspects of my rule of life – The Simple Rule. The Simple Rule a framework for a whole-of-life spirituality, for awakening, deepening and empowering our life with God.

These ways are deeply shaped by historic, monastic expressions of the Gospel of Jesus. “How do we in our generation – whatever our situation in life, as single people, couples, families and households – participate in the life of God, loving others and journeying together with a monastic integrity?” That is the question “neo-monastics” are asking today. It is a version of the most unifying question there is, “How then should we live?”

Explore this page for notes on Personal Coaching, The Simple Rule, New Monasticism, the story of Jesus Generation, and some inspirations from the monastic and neo-monastic stream within the Christian tradition, eastern and western.


Personal Coaching

The Simple Rule

The Story of the Simple Rule

Simple Rule Inspiration – C1st Middle-East

Simple Rule Inspirations -C5th-C7th Britain

Simple Rule Inspirations – C13th Italy & Europe

Simple Rule Inspirations – C16th-C21st worldwide

Simple Rule Inspirations – C18th Britain & North America

Contemplative Prayer Re-Discovered (PODCAST)

The Structure the Changes the World #1 (PODCAST)

The Structure that Changes the World #2 (PODCAST)

Journeying with the Celtic Apostles (PODCAST)

Healing Forests and the Benedictine Way (PODCAST)



Followers and Fans of The New Monastic

Study Guide – From Refugee Band to Missional Seed Team

Introduction to New Monasticism pt1

Introduction to New Monasticism pt 2

Introduction to New Monasticism pt 3

Introduction to New Monasticism pt 4

Introduction to New Monasticism pt 5

Phyllis Tickle on the Great Emergence

Three Monastic Models of Leadership

Jesus Generation – a story of intentional community – pt 1

The Story of Jesus Generation pt 2

The Story of Jesus Generation – pt 3

The Story of Jesus Generation – pt 4

The Lachlan Macquarie Internship

Airline Christian Network


Becoming a Christian