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May 1 Gathering: What do we mean when we say “Jesus died for our sins?”

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It’s the definitive bumper sticker slogan of all Christendom: ”Jesus died for our sins.”

Traditionally most of us have been taught that Jesus’ crucifixion was an act of atonement to a God who despises sin so much that it required a blood sacrifice to reconcile us pitiful, sinful humans to God’s perfect love.

But could there be a deeper meaning? What if Jesus’ death has less to do with atoning for our individual wrongdoings, but for the systemic sins of exploitation and dehumanization?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll begin our Easter Season with a discussion about the phrase “Jesus died for our sins” and what it means through a lens of liberation.

Join us in the New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub This Sunday, May 1, and be part of the conversation!

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

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