Revisiting Meditation – June 2014 (2)

A lot of people don’t meditate because they think they’re not very good at it. Who among us likes to start the day failing at something every morning?! But meditation (the mindfulness meditation we practice at NRCC) doesn’t work that way. Turns out, the only you can fail at centering prayer – is to not […]

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Revisiting Meditation – June 2014 (1)

My last child is about to leave for college (43 more days). As I’m getting him ready to go out the door, I feel a sense of “finals-week” pressure. I’ve got to review 18 years of really important stuff with him as he finishes up his last few days of childhood. He and I have […]

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Meditation: Four Practical Steps

Centering Prayer is an updated form of the ancient meditative practice, lectio divina. Because many Christians are frightened by anything Eastern, in this lesson we put those fears to rest, talking about what meditation is, and then four practical steps for practicing it.

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Introducing Meditation (part 3)

In 2009, NRCC is embarking on a one-year experiment in integrating the ancient Christian contemplative practices into our lives. This "Meditation Practicum" will be three 11-week sessions of learning, practicing, and supporting one another. Today's message gives some more practicum to our experiment. It's worth a listen even if you're not at NRCC.

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Introducing Meditation (part 2)

In 2009, NRCC is embarking on a one-year experiment in integrating the ancient Christian contemplative practices into our lives. This "Meditation Practicum" will be three 11-week sessions of learning, practicing, and supporting one another. Today's message gives some introductory practicum to our experiment. It's worth a listen even if you're not at NRCC.

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Introducing Meditation (part 1)

In 2009, NRCC is embarking on a one-year experiment in integrating the ancient Christian contemplative practices into our lives. This "Meditation Practicum" will be three 11-week sessions of learning, practicing, and supporting one another. Today's message gives some context to our experiment. It's worth a listen even if you're not at NRCC.

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