Why we should nurture our hearts

By Robin Camu What does the “Heart” or heart center mean? Heart-dominant people tend to feel first, and then they think and then they know.  We often believe that our feelings always tell us the truth.  But we need the sum total of our feelings, thoughts and instincts to fully know the truth. What does […]

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Grace, Pace and Place

When church is healthy, its place in society is to take the lead in helping, healing and hoping. Grace is needed at North Raleigh Community Church as we find the appropriate pace with which to step into our place.

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Cultivating Your Garden of Love

by Robin Camu When we shame ourselves, scorn ourselves or procrastinate, we are choosing to not love ourselves.  When we don’t properly cultivate love within us, it makes it more difficult to unconditionally love those around us.  Instead, how can we use the love put within us to love ourselves and others? Have a listen.

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A Tough Class . . . We CAN’T Fail!

Turns out, this is rocket science. And we have to pass the class! Our world is desperate for religious people to take their place as repairers of the earth. We must move beyond the marketing machine narrative selling us an us-against-them narrative, and take our place as the conscience of our society, modeling love and justice for all.

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Throwing Good Metaphors after Bad

Apologies for the quality of the audio this week.  There were problems with the recording equipment. God is too big to contain in words, images, or metaphors. When you reach the boundaries of one metaphor, trying another will add somethings but lose others. This is why we cannot get past our need for discernment which […]

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The Dangers of Fixing our Metaphors

We cannot contain God. Our words and images are metaphors, incomplete at best. When we believe and insist they reflect more than a fleeting glimpse of a reality we cannot contain, they stop helping and start damaging . . . us . . . and others.

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What hip-hop can teach us about racism

By Jarred White As a black man fresh out of seminary in a mostly white spiritual community and asked to give my first message on the topic of racism, it is needless to say that this was not easy to write. Hip hop music has been one of the most racially controversial topics of the […]

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The Enneagram

We have our annual one-day seminar on the enneagram coming up (always the first Saturday after Labor Day). We’ll be forming our enneagram groups the, to carry us through May. To get us ready, today Robin Camu speaks on how powerfully the enneagram, in the context of authentic community, promotes spiritual growth. Have a listen.

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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 […]

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Temporarily Out of Service

  A commitment to service is one essential part of a healthy spiritual ecosystem. But service absent discernment can, at best, waste resources, at worst, cause harm. For many years the discernment was that NRCC was to focus upon building the other parts of the spiritual ecosystem. Today, the call is to step into our place […]

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