Tara Brach, our amazing partner in faith here at River Road, writes of what it takes to find true refuge in complicated times. How is refuge different than retreat? What place of refuge can we make inside our hearts?
Speaker: Rev. Nancy McDonald Ladd Senior Minister
In these anxious times, it can feel like the elusive promised land is something like “balance.” Balance between commitments. Balance upon the tightrope of life. Balance of mind, body and spirit. Yet even the most balanced among us are making constant adjustments to maintain that … read more.
Is there a difference between the truth you can always count on and the meaning you make along the way? Which is more important, and in what can sometimes feel like a post-truth world, how can we reclaim some truths we can trust?
We live in a quid pro quo world, but how might our ideals call us to live in pro bono world, where our relationships aren’t caught up in transaction and exchange when it matters most?
With both the District of Columbia and the state of Maryland … read more.
Did anything good ever come from a religious leader standing in front of people and saying “just trust me?” Maybe not – but what about when a community commits to the beautiful and complicated work of trusting each other – trusting the interwoven fabric of … read more.
One could argue that humility is the opposite of fragility – perhaps it is even the greatest resource for resilience we have. How is the practice of humility alive in your own spiritual life and in the life of our congregations?
Using the stories of the Hebrew Prophets including Elijah, this service will reflect on the resilience of all of the imperfect people who are given holy work to do. It may be that we are just such imperfect and powerfully called people.
“I don’t do systems,” a colleague of mine recently reflected. I think this person was expressing a desire to stay away from the bigger picture of today’s complex problems and look just to the individual level. Today we’ll look at what it is to “do … read more.
Mystical Judaism has long held that the work of human beings is to heal the world. From Fred Rogers to the Dalai Llama, teachers across the ages have laid down roadmaps for this healing. We’ll explore a few of them this Sunday.
Join us to celebrate the Christmas season with lessons, carols, and the music of the choir.