This Advent season, we’ll engage with the traditional themes of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love and explore how they come to life in a justice-oriented community in a post-Christian world
Do you have a question about faith, church, or the Bible that’s been gnawing at you? Do you have something you want to share with the New Wineskins community for further insight?
What might it look like for us to seek the best for our political opponents? How can we imagine prospering under leadership we so deeply disrespect?
While this is certainly a familiar story–both within the church as well as within the culture–it bears some examination. At the heart of the story is the question of what it means to love our neighbors. But there are also questions about how to apply the original cultural/historical context to our present time, what truly loving our neighbor really looks like in a practical way, and how we move beyond theoretical love to active love.
Can faith communities play a role in reshaping culture away from violence as our default response? In essence, that’s the heart of Jesus’ kingdom announcement. That death and violence no longer reign. But can we actually live that life? And, if we can, what might it change?
What if “repenting” has less to do with behavior modification and more to do with a whole new way of being? What if it’s not so much about the bad habits or sins we need to give up, but a radical reorientation of our lives?
This Sunday, Oct. 11, we are thrilled to welcome Jake Kaufman back to New Wineskins to share stories of inspiration from his most recent blog series, 15 Stories in 15 Weeks (#15Stories). A Mid-Ohio Valley native now living in Columbus, OH, Jake is a full-time writer and speaker who prefers his beer from a can.Continue reading “October 11 Gathering: Jake Kaufman Returns!”
Who are the modern-day prophets? What are they saying? How can we listen to them?
We’re all about story here at New Wineskins, and this week we’re thrilled to welcome a great storyteller with an amazing story to tell!
As Americans, we enjoy the idea that we have broad guarantees to wide-ranging personal freedoms. In fact, there’s little we can imagine doing that we can’t do. Our individual rights are deeply ingrained in our psyches and our culture. But is it possible that our very freedoms are actually enslaving us? Is a social ethicContinue reading “Feb. 8 Gathering: Enslaved by Freedom?”