Is the primary reason to follow Jesus his ability to perform miracles? Or is there something more? Are there “greater things than these” we should be paying attention to?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll end our (r)Advent journey with a discussion of how Love extended to those most oppressed and marginalized by our societal systems and structures is the heartbeat of reality and the key not only to their liberation, but our own.
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll continue our celebration of (r)Advent by exploring the theme of Joy, where we find it, and how we can share it through acts of justice and liberation.
We know our experience as human beings is limited by time and space. But even that knowing is limited. For instance, science tells us that many animals have better senses of sight, hearing, and smell than we do. So what does that tell us about what we are even able to know? What if reality includes potentialities we simply can’t perceive?
What is "salvation" and can it ever really be personal?
If Mutual Aid is among the first biblical models of Christian community, why don’t we hear more about it? And why don’t more faith communities employ it as a means of resource sharing?
We're having a picnic!
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll engage with a video from The Work of the People featuring Sr. Simone Campbell of the Nuns on the Bus movement about how our hyper-individualistic society has blinded us to reality and how a sense of holy mischief can awaken us to who and what God is and how participating in acts & movements of justice bring us closer to the Beloved Community.
This week at New Wineskins we‘re very excited to welcome Wheeling, WV resident, activist, and organizer Amy Jo Hutchinson as our guest speaker! Amy Jo is working with Faithful Democracy to organize and mobilize faith communities in West Virginia and beyond to support the For The People Act, the sweeping voter rights and election reform legislation currently before Congress.
What do we need to be freed from? How can we be agents of freedom for others?