Upcoming Conversations…

One of the ongoing challenges of Christianity is dealing with false dichotomies in which we find ourselves as people who exist simultaneously in the world and the Kingdom. Our next few gatherings will address some of these issues and give us a chance to have some meaningful conversations with the goal of greater understanding.

Here’s the tentative schedule of topics (subject to change):

July 20: Gender roles — Are we enslaved or empowered?

August 3: Science & Faith — Mutually exclusive or inclusively mutual?

August 10: Sacred vs. Secular — Two worlds in tension or one world in grace?

What are your thoughts going into these discussions? What other false dichotomies should we discuss? Use the comment section below to share…

July 6 Gathering: Guest Speaker — Jake Kaufman

Mark your calendars now for our next gathering on Sunday, July 6, when we welcome Jake Kaufman to New Wineskins.

Jake is a writer, speaker, artist and creative strategist who has appeared at a number of local churches and events over the past several years. His blog, jkstories.com, celebrates the places where human brokenness and God’s grace intersect.

You won’t want to miss this special night of storytelling and conversation.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm

 

 

June 22 Gathering

 

tears and eyeFeatured Artist: Anna Webb
Topic: Depression, Anxiety & Recovery

Depression, anxiety, and recovery are critical matters, not just for society, but for the church. How are we called to love and understand people who suffer from these issues? How can we support them and their loved ones? How can we learn to hear them better and listen more deeply?

This Sunday, Anna Webb will share some original poetry she has written from multiple perspectives to give us insight into this important topic. Anna is a 2014 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College with a degree in Creative Writing. Among the works she’ll be sharing is her poem, For Andrea, which was part of her senior capstone project and was published earlier this year at TheAwesomenessConspiracy.com.

Happy Half-Hour: 6:30pm
Conversation Begins: 7:00pm