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Oct. 30 Gathering: Shoutout to the Saints!
This week at New Wineskins we’ll observe All Saints Day with a time for each of us to recognize the saints whose witness to unconditional love inspire us to keep showing up, keep doing the work, and keep spreading hope.
Oct. 23 Gathering: Introduction to Process Theology
This week we’ll start bringing our themes of the past few months together with an introduction to Process Theology
Oct. 16: Community Sabbath (No Gathering)
Once every 3 months 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 reconvene for our regular Sunday night gatherings on Oct. 23. See you then!
Oct. 9 Gathering: Good Chaos
Are followers of Jesus called to impose and enforce order, or are we called to disrupt systems and structures whose predictable patterns result in exploitation and marginalization?
Oct. 2 Gathering: The Myth of Individuality
What if individuality is a delusion?
Sept. 25 Gathering: Crossing over to love
What do we do when the trite platitudes of the church—the ones that say God won’t give you more than you can handle or that our trials only make us stronger—show themselves to be wildly inadequate?
Sept. 18 Gathering: The Antidote
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll continue our Fall Kickoff Series on Forgiveness as the Root of Liberation by considering what Nadia Bolz-Weber calls the “chosen powerlessness” of forgiveness.
Sept. 11 Gathering: Living Forgiveness
In at least two places in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus seems to imply that in order to be forgiven, one must first forgive others. But is there a quid pro quo for divine forgiveness? Is forgiveness conditional?
Sept. 4 Gathering: Forgiveness and Inclusivity
Despite much of Christianity’s hyper-individualistic focus on forgiveness as a cosmic get-out-of-jail-free card, there’s much more to the biblical narrative than manipulative atonement theories.