In a time when our news feeds and public discourse seems filled with hatred, violence, and victimization, how can we not only imagine a better future, but become agents of that future?
What if resurrection is not about escaping death, but about our role in the most elemental designs of life?
Neurological science is now telling us that our brains train our neural pathways to obsess or fixate over negativity in a way we seem unable to do with joy and positivity. In a very real sense, conflict and pessimism can easily become our default setting, while delight and happiness require a constant, conscious choosing. And yet, people of deep faith—especially those who embrace contemplative practices—seem to be able to overcome these “natural” patterns.
What if Jesus’ death has less to do with atoning for our individual wrongdoings, but for the systemic sins of exploitation and dehumanization?
About once every quarter our community takes a Sunday off for a collective Sabbath…a time to rest, re-calibrate, and re-focus. As we begin this Easter season we invite you to take a break from the routine this weekend. Spend some time with family or friends, enjoy the outdoors, cook a great meal for someone you love, or just take a nap!
Join us at 8:00am EDT Easter Sunday (April 17, 2022) for a Virtual Sunrise Service and Communion
But all these dreams were dashed on hardened hearts / Hearts not able to see God with us / Present / Breathing the same air
Sometimes uncertain where he would lead them
Sometimes into questionable situations and encounters
They were always together
To co-create the world
Is there a more subversive act in all of scripture than Jesus’ “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem the week before his execution…the event we call “Palm Sunday?”
This year for Lent, New Wineskins invites you into spiritual practices emphasizing our shared humanity