Posts from Ryan Hauck

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...