Tag Archives: The Benedict Option

The Basic Question of the Benedict Option

I finished Rod Dreher’s The Benedict Option.  As a friend recently said: if you’ve been reading Dreher’s blog for a while, you totally know what you’re getting in this book.  The only thing that really stood out from the book-version … Continue reading

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Dovetailing Dreher and Smith

The last couple of weeks have brought a number of reactions to Rod Dreher’s eagerly-awaited book on conservative Christians in contemporary culture, The Benedict Option.  For many, it’s been an interesting litmus test for where particular “personalities” in the Christian … Continue reading

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Benedict Option Debrief

A couple of days ago, I posted a video of Rod Dreher talking about “the Benedict Option.”  It’s been both an interesting and controversial topic, a kind of Rorschach test for Christians and their understandings of the relationship between church … Continue reading

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Understanding the Benedict Option

Yesterday I used the storyline of Kung Fu Panda 3 as a segue into talking about Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option.  Here’s a talk that Dreher gave last year at a Q Conference (learn more about that organization here).  In the video, … Continue reading

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