Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove is a celebrated spiritual writer and sought-after speaker. A native of North Carolina, he is a graduate of Eastern University and Duke Divinity School.

In 2003, Jonathan and his wife Leah founded the Rutba House, a house of hospitality where the formerly homeless are welcomed into a community that eats, prays, and shares life together. Jonathan directs the School for Conversion, a nonprofit that has grown out of the life of Rutba House to pursue beloved community with kids in their neighborhood, through classes in North Carolina prisons, and in community-based education around the country. Jonathan is also an Associate Minister at the historically black St. Johns Missionary Baptist Church.

Jonathan is a co-complier of the celebrated Common Prayer: A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, and is the author of several books on Christian spirituality, including The Awakening of Hope, The Wisdom of Stability, and The New Monasticism.

An evangelical Christian who connects with the broad spiritual tradition and its monastic witnesses, Jonathan is a leader in the New Monasticism movement. He speaks often about emerging Christianity to churches and conferences across the denominational spectrum and has given lectures at dozens of universities, including Calvin College, Bethel University, Duke University, Swarthmore College, St. John’s University, DePaul University, and Baylor University.

On Our Way


Conversations and Practices for Living a Whole Life

Addicted To Control


Are we working the Bible and Jesus' words to support our addiction to self control?



Author, peacemaker and speaker Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove talks about addictions and where to find freedom.

Healthcare and Reconciliation


What does healthcare have to do with reconciliation?

Healthcare and Imagination


Does the church spark the imaginations of the current systems and society at large?

Eternal Investments


Does God love our 401k's? Who is our family? Author, New Monastic, peacemaker and speaker Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove has us consider the Kingdom tactic of eternal investment.

Recommended Reading By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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