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May 15 Gathering: Resurrection as the pattern of life

What do you think about when people talk about “resurrection?”

For most of us, it probably means something along the lines of “life after death.” When applied specifically to the biblical narratives about Jesus of Nazareth, it likely invokes the notion that Jesus was raised from the dead, either as some kind of proof that death is not “real“ or to support a preferential brand of theology wherein “God” promises “eternal life” to those who believe the right things, think the right thoughts, and, by extension, go to the right churches.

But what if there’s something deeper going on? What if resurrection stories are meant not for some kind of postmortem evacuation from reality, but for a clearer representation of the reality in which all things—including us—exist?

What if theologians like Richard Rohr are right when they insist that resurrection is actually the observable pattern of all life, and that we get to participate in that pattern at the very deepest, most existential levels?

What if it’s not about escaping death, but about our role in the most elemental designs of life?

This week at New Wineskins we’ll take a deep dive into the theology of resurrection. We’ll talk about the things we’ve always been taught to believe, the options we might consider, and the implications of what that could mean for the way we live in the bodies we have in the here and now.

Join us this Sunday, May 15, in our New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub as we continue our Eastertide series on resurrection and atonement by asking the question, “What is resurrection?”

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


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