Posts from Ryan Hauck

Blog Update – New sections and content

by Ryan Hauck

September 23, 2019

Love and Blessings! I had the day off from work today, and the weather kept me inside (lots of grey and rain). So I decided to capitalize on the opportunity to do some writing for my blog and re-vamp some of the sections to add a dimension of prof...

And it was Good

by Ryan Hauck

September 17, 2019

Romans 8:2828 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose. Genesis 1:3131 God saw all that he had made, and it was very good. Over the last few weeks there has been ...

Embracing Mystery

by Ryan Hauck

September 11, 2019

“The great beauty of life is its mystery, the inability to know what course our life will take, and diligently work to transmute into our final form based upon a lifetime of constant discovery and enterprising effort. Accepting the unknown and unk...

Embracing Metanoia

by Ryan Hauck

August 19, 2019

Metanoia is a Greek word that translates to “Change of Mind”, used many times in the New Testament. Thought to translate as “repentance”, though not as a practice fueled by guilt or shame, but literally to “change our direction”. As many of you wh...

Bearing Our Cross

by Ryan Hauck

April 30, 2019

“O you souls who wish to go on with so much safety and consolation, if you knew how pleasing to God is suffering and how much it helps in acquiring other good things, you would never seek consolation in anything; but you would rather look upon it ...

The Equation

by Ryan Hauck

April 29, 2019

I’ve been trying to pour myself into healthy thoughts, healthy habits. An attempt to cure the constant anxiety. I’ve found a little respite throughout the day, but night time is hard. This morning I woke up. Showered. Enjoyed a coffee. And as I ch...

Take me to Church

by Ryan Hauck

April 28, 2019

This morning I awoke feeling more motivated then I have been recently. The evening prior I was online doing some research of local churches, to get an idea of what type of service and beliefs were offered. I came upon The Tobermory United Church T...

Turning to God

by Ryan Hauck

April 27, 2019

As it has become apparent to anyone who has read my last blog post, the old pattern of my life has changed completely. I am reminded of a book written by Neale Donald Walsch called, “When everything Changes; Change Everything”. Though I didn’t rea...

What a broken heart can see

by Ryan Hauck

April 24, 2019

Devastation. There is no other word to describe how I feel. Even the most lofty ideas and well meaning intentions need to be followed up with demonstration; a resonate behavior. Over the course of the last 2 weeks, my exterior life has begun to mi...

God’s Reckless [Emergent] Love

by Ryan Hauck

January 09, 2019

As a first installment to the Emergent Christian Lexicon blog series, I was guided to take inspiration from one of my favorite worship songs, Reckless Love, and take a look at some of the lyrics which I feel can be understood from varying points o...

The Emergent Christian Lexicon

by Ryan Hauck

January 04, 2019

Over the last couple of years, I have grown to appreciate and even adore Christian Worship music. It was not a genre of music I have ever liked, even when my comfort level of Christianity began to increase. I experienced the language of mainstream...

A New Year and the Epiphany

by Ryan Hauck

January 03, 2019

Love and Blessings! So we have entered a new solar year. And I pray it was a journey that was abundant and prosperous for all those who read this. I can say that the year 2018 brought with it some amazing blessings, necessary challenges, and life ...

The Garden and the Stream: A Technopastoral

by Ryan Hauck

October 16, 2018

Originally posted on Hapgood: Opening keynote for dLRN 2015. Delivered October 16th @ Stanford. Actual keynote may have gone on significant tangents… 1 | a year in the garden A week or so ago, I was reading about the Oregon shooting. I’m a pretty ...

Gratitude and Reality

by Ryan Hauck

October 09, 2018

“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero Richest Blessings to all of my readers. If you are Canadian, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that the long weekend was a fruitful one...

Scripture and The Evolving Mind

by Ryan Hauck

September 11, 2018

I just finished watching an absolutely wonderful movie called “Come Sunday“, which is a movie about internationally-renowned pastor Carlton Pearson, who has a crisis of faith when he receives guidance from God that contradicts scripture and puts h...

Our Roles in Education and Learning

by Ryan Hauck

September 06, 2018

Greetings, Today I wanted to take some time and touch on an important element of society; education. Specifically, I wanted to address the various roles that exist in each sphere of identity in terms of education, and how best those roles can be f...

The Power of Decision

by Ryan Hauck

August 29, 2018

The power of decision is my own. Let us today be truly humble, and accept what we have made as what it is. 2 The power of decision is our own. 3 Decide but to accept your rightful place as co-creator of the universe, and all you think you made wil...

Emergent Christianity Blog Series: What is it?

by Ryan Hauck

August 27, 2018

One of the central themes of this blog is about changing our mind. It may seem at first to be an ambiguous statement, but in truth, it is the most essential decision a person can make in their life. It can be very easy for people to fall into repe...

On Being a Healing Presence

by Ryan Hauck

August 23, 2018

I receive newsletters from Unity every so often, and today I received a letter reminding me of the upcoming 25th anniversary of World Day of Prayer. I have always appreciated the altitude of thinking of the Unity faith, built on the teachings of C...

Forgiveness – The Relinquishment of Error

by Ryan Hauck

August 21, 2018

“Forgiveness recognizes what you thought your brother did to you has not occurred. 2 It does not pardon sins and make them real. 3 It sees there was no sin. 4 And in that view are all your sins forgiven. 5 What is sin, except a false idea about Go...

Christ is Transformative

by Ryan Hauck

August 20, 2018

Romans 12:2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. It seems that nowadays it doesn’t take much to identi...

A Crises of Identity Politics or A Crises of Identity?

by Ryan Hauck

August 19, 2018

I’ve never been a huge fan of the political world, mainly due to the fact that it’s abundantly clear to me that greed and corruption are two of the main corner-stones to the entire system as it is practiced in most of the world. Real progress is s...

The Three Ascending Plateaus of Christianity

by Ryan Hauck

August 18, 2018

Following my previous post, I wanted to offer some thoughts surrounding what I perceive as the three plateaus of Christianity. This is an important topic for me due to the fact that Christianity has received a lot of flak from reputable (yet misgu...

Checking In – A Practice in Mindfulness

by Ryan Hauck

August 17, 2018

When asked the question, “Who are you?”, we might respond with some obvious things, like our name, our gender, our occupation, our likes and dislikes, political affiliations, etc.. If we are capable of a deeper sense of reflection, a question of t...

– Why atheists are on the right track –

by Ryan Hauck

August 14, 2018

One of the things I really appreciate about Jordan Peterson is that he recognizes the inherent worth existent in our cultural narratives. It is no secret that the knowledge of our society is passed on through stories and narratives, holding us to ...

Living at the end of the world

by Ryan Hauck

August 14, 2018

Political Polarization. Severe climate change. Escalating violence, worldwide. Identity Crisis. The human soul seems to be dying. At the global level of magnification, I seem to be living in what appears to be an almost pre-apocalyptic stage of hu...