Often, it seems our faith is motivated more by fear than by love. Fear of death, fear of the other, fear of the unknown. Fear of punishment. Fear of hell.
Tag Archives: Gospel
Feb. 11 Gathering: Vulnerability
What if vulnerability is actually at the heart of what it means to be fully human? What if, without vulnerability, we are missing out on something that is at the core of our true essence?
Jan. 28 Gathering: What’s Our Story?
As it happens, stories have immense power. And what we do with the power of our own stories in many ways defines who it is that we actually are.
Dec. 11 Gathering: Have Yourself A Subversive Little Christmas
How many of us will tell the real story of Christmas this year? Not the one with the pastoral imagery of white-washed Nativities, but the one about the unlikely delivery of a child to an unwed couple in a filthy stable in a backwater town in a two-bit corner of the Roman empire?
Nov. 27 Gathering: Google Hangout with Tomeka Robinson
We love it when our New Wineskins friends do awesome things in the world. Tomeka Robinson, who was part of our charter group when we started meeting back in May 2014, certainly fills the bill. Now coaching debate at Hofstra University in New York, Tomeka spearheaded a forum back in September on Islamaphobia, seeking to raise theContinue reading “Nov. 27 Gathering: Google Hangout with Tomeka Robinson”
Nov. 13 Gathering: North Place Maternity House
This Sunday at New Wineskins, North Place’s Wendy Williams will join us to introduce us to the facility’s mission and vision and share how unconditional love is breaking through to transform the lives of new mothers and their children.
Oct. 2 Gathering: World Communion Sunday Instructed Eucharist
Have we lost some of the significance of the ancient and holy rite of the Eucharist? Has it become little more than another ritual for us to march through occasionally, more out of obligation than for transformation?
Sept. 4 Gathering: Haters gonna hate — Luke 14:25-35
What do we make of Jesus’ radical call to discipleship in light of Luke’s retelling of the Exodus narrative?
Aug. 21 Gathering: Luke 13:10-17 – Rescued by the marginalized
Could Jesus be revealing something of his broader agenda in this relatively small gathering?
Aug. 7 Gathering: Luke 12:32-40 — Are You Ready?
What do “treasures in heaven” have to do with servants waiting for their master? Are there hints in the text that point us to a warning for Israel that still holds true for us today?