by Doug Hammack | Jun 25, 2019
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....
by Doug Hammack | Jun 19, 2019
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.
by Doug Hammack | Jun 10, 2019
by Doug Hammack | Jun 4, 2019
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...
by Doug Hammack | May 30, 2019
The practice of spiritual detachment helps us cut through our false self to excavate our deepest desires and to set about attaining them.
by Doug Hammack | May 22, 2019
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.
by Doug Hammack | May 14, 2019
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.
by Doug Hammack | May 7, 2019
Sermon from NRCC on 5 May 2019
by Doug Hammack | Apr 29, 2019
Sermon from April 28, 2019 https://s3.amazonaws.com/nrccaudio/2019/04-28-19_Sermon.mp3
by Doug Hammack | Apr 22, 2019
Today is a day for stories. Have a listen.
by Doug Hammack | Apr 16, 2019
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?"
by Doug Hammack | Apr 15, 2019
A whole industry goes to work every day, trying to get you and me to want stuff. Not stuff our souls need. Not stuff that takes us toward the lives we really want... Just stuff. And we suffer the consequences.
by Doug Hammack | Apr 9, 2019
Advertisers promise us our egos’ desires and encourage onto the rat wheel, leaving our divinely-inspired, deepest desires unrealized.
by Doug Hammack | Apr 2, 2019
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.
by Doug Hammack | Mar 26, 2019
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.
by Doug Hammack | Mar 18, 2019
by Doug Hammack | Mar 12, 2019
SUNDAY SLIDE DECK
by Doug Hammack | Mar 5, 2019
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
by Doug Hammack | Feb 26, 2019
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
by Doug Hammack | Feb 19, 2019
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
by Doug Hammack | Feb 12, 2019
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...
by Doug Hammack | Feb 5, 2019
As we grow spiritually, our journey can become stale and rote. God Is not the problem, it is our man-made God metaphors that are in need of an update.
by Doug Hammack | Jan 28, 2019
by Doug Hammack | Jan 22, 2019
Have a listen.