Alleluia is led by a group of men we call the Elders. They are members of the community who have demonstrated a commitment to living community life with enthusiasm and good fruit. They are prudent and holy men with a…
Living the Benedict Option #3 – The Call to Covenant Life
Almost 50 years ago, a snowstorm swept through Augusta, GA. It dropped enough snow to completely shut the city down. Not that shutting Augusta down requires a lot of snow. But 14 inches of snow in the Deep South is…
Living the Benedict Option #2 – Life in the Graveyard
We have a saying in Alleluia… one way or another, we’re gonna end up in Dearing. Many years ago, that’s where the community put our graveyard. On MLK day, one of the community’s elders took his last trip to Dearing….
Living the Benedict Option. Christian Community and Me.
A few years ago, I read The Benedict Option, by Rod Dreher. Imagine my surprise when I got to the part where Dreher interviewed a friend of mine about the Alleluia Community, where I’ve lived for more than a decade….