1417 Clifton St.
Raleigh, NC 27604
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Sunday Services
9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

1417 Clifton St., Raleigh, NC 27604
Sunday Services: 9:00 & 10:45 a.m.

If you are here, you belong

Like many, we found organized religion empty. But we’d also experienced its power to transform us. So, rather than abandon it, we began to rethink, strip down, and rebuild it. We’ve become deeply grounded in the universal essence we found—the thread of Divine Life common to all of us. 

What to Expect       Hours & Directions

Communal

Contemplative

Learning

Serving

Recent Messages

Turn the Other Cheek? C’mon! Seriously?

Turn the Other Cheek? C’mon! Seriously?

Revenge is hard-wired in our brains to protect us from future harm. But it’s really bad at the job! It’s a cure that’s even worse than the disease. There are other tools that are really effective. They’re just counter intuitive. Let’s talk about it this...

Revenge Matters (For Forgiveness)

Revenge Matters (For Forgiveness)

In hyper-polarized times it is difficult to access our best selves. How do we find forgiveness for those who bother us, who hurt us? Well, counter-intuitively, revenge serves an important function.

Gratitude

Gratitude

Our culture talks a lot about gratitude, especially at this time of year - but how much of this is actually shallow and ineffective rather than transformational? Sunday, we talked about the danger of transactional thinking and how it can often encourage the misuse of...

So, Now What?

So, Now What?

Last week we talked about how our community's history fits in the broader context of religion's meltdown in our society. We talked about how we've been rebuilding in the ruins of religion. Today, we talk about what that will mean for each of us. Have a listen.

Is There a Future for Religion?

Is There a Future for Religion?

A lot of folks don’t think so. I understand why they think so. But I think history invites us to think more broadly. Today’s lesson is the story of what we’ve been doing as a community, to be part of the future we believe there is.

Sex Norms — That Work

Sex Norms — That Work

We integrate health and well-being into our lives best, when we are supported by a culture and institutions with a shared narrative and shared norms. But our time in history, is a time of stripping down and rebuilding both our norms and our institutions. The work for...

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