For many American Christians, the idea of having a “personal relationship with Jesus” and Jesus as “personal savior” are central to their understanding of their faith.
Of course, that idea causes people to read the Bible through that lens and to interpret it through that core assumption. It creates a vision of Jesus more concerned with individual morality than with redeeming the very social fabric within which we all exist.
Those assumptions further play out in the way people proclaim their faith in public. They perceive that they are required to speak and act in certain ways in order to stay within what they believe to be God’s favor.
But is that kind of belief really what Jesus calls us to?
Or is it little more than folk superstition?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll dive into the question of authentic faith and superstition, asking where we draw those lines and how we might transcend belief systems that can, at worst, become antithetical to the Way of the Christ.
Join us Sunday, Oct. 18, in our New Wineskins Virtual Pub as we tackle the issue of faith vs. superstition.
Happy Half-Hour Zoom Connection opens at 6:00pm
Conversation starts at 6:30pm