So most of our meals have been spent with those of us here from SMU sitting away from most of the monks. Tonight we mixed in with more of them. I sat and talked with three of them and would you like to know what the topic of conversation was? Theology? Worship? Monasticism?
Actually we talked about our favorite bands and since most of us are around the same age, we talked about groups like the Police, U2, New Order, etc.. One of the monks mentioned that he thought a lot of contemporary Christian music wasn't all that good, though he liked a few of the artists. One more blow against the idea that these guys don't have fun and aren't interested in the same things as everyone else. They live in the same world we do, they just acknowledge a rule that is bigger than them.