By Scott Bass We have a saying in our community that “It is our way to lose our way…” Losing our way is sometimes a good thing. The mystical experience is not part of most Christian’s journeys these days. We don’t see “the wilderness” or aimless wandering as a good thing in today’s goal-oriented culture. But spending time […]
by Chris Greabe Everyone has their own story about how they got to NRCC. Everyone’s wilderness journey is also a bit different, and many of us are still on that journey. Here is a bit of my own journey and what NRCC means to me.
By John Pavlovitz One of the images that most attracted me to church was the table of God where all were congregated together in unity. However, the church has done a lot since the time of Jesus to make the table of God smaller and more exclusive. We owe it to those who are being […]
by Jennifer Murray The word “virgin” can lend to thoughts of barrenness, but it can also mean whole and content. Meditation and reflection and contemplation. Receive the grace of the love that is always there. Am I full or am I empty? Do I leave a space to be filled by the divine? Or am […]
by George Fuller Look up “gestation” in the dictionary or using Google. We are being developed and grown in the womb of the Divine and our faith is being gestated within us. We are continually changing, whether we are comfortable with it or not. It happens around us and within us simultaneously. This is the […]
Our natural tendency is to “other”, but this othering is not without cost, both to ourselves and to our world. Jesus wants us to move toward oneness, including with others. by Scott Shackleton