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Feb. 27 Gathering: Transfiguration for Spiritual Exiles

Jesus goes up on a mountaintop with his friends Peter, James, and John. While there, the disciples see Jesus transformed into basically a light-being, joined by their ancestors Moses and Elijah.

This “transfiguration,” as it’s come to be known, has been described as both a reflection on the story of Moses’ face glowing after meeting with God on Mt. Sinai and a foretelling of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead.

But what if there’s another meaning? One that has less to do with spiritualizing the event and more to do with Jesus’ ministry of liberation?

What if Jesus’ transfiguration is not just a symbol of divinity, but of humanity fulfilled?

This week at New Wineskins, we’ll observe Transfiguration Sunday, the final Sunday before Lent, with a conversation about how the story of the Transfiguration is one of return from exile, liberation, and love expressed as justice.

Join us this Sunday, Feb. 27, in our New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub as we discuss how we as a community of spiritual exiles are being transfigured to bring the light of liberation to the world around us.

6:00pm EST: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EST: Presentation & conversation begin

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