Christian religion for most of its history has been marked by an attempt to impose order on apparent chaos. To move life from unpredictability to complete predictability.
But a close look at the Gospels reveals that Jesus wasn’t like that. In fact, the deeper we go, the more we see that Jesus himself was an agent of chaos within the ordered systems of First Century Judaism and the Roman Empire.
So what does that mean for us as people in the 21st Century attempting to follow the Way? Are we called to impose and enforce order, or are we called to disrupt systems and structures whose predictable patterns result in exploitation and marginalization?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll complete our two-part series engaging with the work of Ilia Delio on the intersections of faith, theology, and modern scientific principals. Our conversation will center around how by injecting chaos into a fixed system, Jesus invites us into new patterns of behavior that create continual and radical newness.
Join us this Sunday, Oct. 9, in our New Wineskins Virtual Theology Pub Powered By Zoom as we unpack Jesus as an agent of chaos and the implications for faith communities committed to justice and liberation.
6:00pm EDT: Happy Half-Hour (informal meet & greet time)
6:30pm EDT: Presentation & conversation begin
Community Sabbath Oct. 16: No gathering
Once every 3 months or so we take a break from our weekly gatherings to provide space for rest and renewal. It’s one of the spiritual practices that are part of the rhythm of our community. We’ll take Sunday, Oct. 16 off for our quarterly Community Sabbath and reconvene for our regular Sunday night gatherings on Oct. 23.
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