While most Christian communities have not traditionally celebrated Yom Kippur, there is a growing movement among some to observe a time of confession and repentance within our heritage while carefully avoiding cultural appropriation.
Science (remember science?) has shown us that laughter and levity are crucial to our mental, physical, and emotional health. And it’s no stretch to say that they’re also important to our spiritual health.
What if we thought of "wilderness" not so much as a suffering to be discharged, but as a necessary challenge without which no growth can come?
As we gather together this Labor Day weekend, we at New Wineskins want to celebrate the holiness of work and the various labor movements that have and continue to fight for the rights of working class people around the world.
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll have some open dialogue about how we can remain courageous in the midst of our shared struggles. We’ll talk about how we can look beyond the simplistic platitudes of religion to find the strength we need to carry on and move forward despite feeling overwhelmed.
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll talk about prayer—what it is, what it isn’t, and how we might reimagine the purpose and practice of prayer, both privately and corporately.
What does life as a faith community look like in the digital world?
This week at New Wineskins we’ll view, listen to, and discuss various forms of protest art—music, poetry, and visual art forms—from the perspective of how they impact us both individually and as a faith community.
How can we turn our internal practices into external actions?
This Sunday at New Wineskins we'll engage with Thomas Merton and Howard Thurmond to discuss what we mean when we say God is Love.