“Faith vs. Fear” is a popular bumper sticker phrase in many Christian circles.
And yet, how much of our society—both within and outside of the church—is driven by fear-based narratives and control/power dynamics?
How much of the religion of our foundations has been rooted in fear of consequences rather than real faith in the radical love of Jesus?
How often do we qualify love with “yes, but….”
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll view a video from The Work of the People by artist and anthropologist Marlon Hall that challenges us not just to confront fear with faith, but to undermine fear with love:
“Fear is asking Love, ‘Can I trust you?’ […] Because of the work the Church isn’t doing to reverberate Love in the world, Love’s answer (is) not heard….”Marlon Hall, “Love Renaissance”
Join us this Sunday, Nov. 14, in our New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub for an in-depth discussion of how love can undermine fear, how we’re often complicit in fear/control narratives, and what a love renaissance can look like in the spaces we occupy.
6:00pm EST: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EST: Presentation & conversation begins
Get ready for (r)Advent!
Plan to join us during the upcoming Advent season as we reinterpret some of our routine rituals and deeply reorient them toward their origins while contextualizing them for our present times. We’ll engage with the traditional themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love and explore how they come to new life through a justice-oriented community in our post-Christian world.
We’re calling it (r)Advent.
Details coming soon!