This week we’ll wrap up our summer series on Community & Connectedness with a deep and powerful reflection from Dr. James Forbes on God as “ultimate relationality” and how our communities can reflect the love that is the divine power, purpose, and promise.
Thus, turning water into fine wine is not just a magic trick meant to impress a bunch of wedding guests. It’s a way of showing what life can be like when the fullness of Divine Love is expressed in human relationships.
If peace is possible, how are we ever supposed to get there? Are we too far gone to really bring about the Beloved Community?
For far too long, much of the church has been either silent or outright complicit in the evils of segregation, oppression, and marginalization…often either implicitly or explicitly supporting the systems and structures that have and continue to perpetuate such injustices. Is that what we’re called to? Is that in any way, shape, or form the way of Jesus?
This week at New Wineskins, Chris Wylie will lead us in a Labor Day Weekend conversation about how finding rest within the liturgical dialogical rhythms of our community restores us to be people who work for justice and equity in the world around us.