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Outlasting Outrage

Outlasting Outrage

Outrage will fuel change -- but not for very long. If we want to change deeply rooted systems that cause harm, we must be the kind of people who can function in that demanding environment. Turns out, many generations of spiritual people before us, figured that out....

Service Work + System Work = Sea Change

Service Work + System Work = Sea Change

If we follow Jesus, serving those hurt by oppressive systems is our work. But Jesus also taught us to change the systems that hurt people in the first place. If we want to change the world, the job before us is to rebalance our win-lose systems.  

Stay.  See.  Settle In.

Stay. See. Settle In.

Meditation is an essential practice on the spiritual journey. But it challenges all our established internal habits. That means to gain the benefits of the practice, we need to develop some complementary skills -- staying when we want to leave -- seeing when we want...

How to Miss … The Abyss

How to Miss … The Abyss

When we find ourselves looking into the abyss, we struggle to reverse course because our path there was unconscious. Spiritual practices help us to “wake up”, observe our false-selves and discern the next right step.  

Valuate Your Values

Valuate Your Values

A fearless inventory of how you spend time -- and money... These are powerful spiritual tools. They tell us if our actions line up with what we want to be our values. Have a listen.  

04/28/2019

04/28/2019

Sermon from April 28, 2019   https://s3.amazonaws.com/nrccaudio/2019/04-28-19_Sermon.mp3

Taking Inventory

Taking Inventory

A fearless inventory of how we spend our dollars and our hours... - it detaches us from habit, - it gives us time to ask:   "Is this the life I want?"  

It Doesn’t Ad Up

It Doesn’t Ad Up

Advertisers promise us our egos’ desires and encourage onto the rat wheel, leaving our divinely-inspired, deepest desires unrealized.  

All That Glitters is Not Gold. Don’t Buy It!

All That Glitters is Not Gold. Don’t Buy It!

Our consumerist culture has perverted our instincts toward relationships. When we approach relationships from a transactional posture, only concerned about what we’ll get, what we get is anxiety and depression.  

Chasing Acorns . . . Drives Us Nuts

Chasing Acorns . . . Drives Us Nuts

Endlessly chasing after stuff -- thinking it will meet a need or fill a void. Nope. It's an exercise in futility -- trying to meet higher level needs with lower level tools. Better -- chase awakening to the deep reality that we belong, we fit.  

What’s Found on the Other Side of Loss

What’s Found on the Other Side of Loss

After we grieve the loss of old thinking about God, our tradition invites us to a more expansive experience of God. Grieving the loss of the old ways, helps us prepare for the new ways of seeking, knowing, interacting, and relating. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK  

Updates Available:   God 6.0

Updates Available: God 6.0

Our Enlightenment-era, reformation God metaphors were stellar – for the Enlightenment era. But this new era begs new, expanded God metaphors, which will require our approach to God interactions to update as well. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK  

When We Mistook the Mystic

When We Mistook the Mystic

In our haste to throw out the superstition bathwater 500 years ago, our mystical tradition of direct encounter with God was tossed too. Slowly, we are reclaiming this tradition and finding ways to relate to God in us. SUNDAY SLIDE DECK  

Why we should nurture our hearts

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...