Has Christian mission always been a positive influence in the world? Or is there a dark side, one we need to figuratively burn down, in order to recapture our call to the missio dei, God's mission for God's world?
Maybe consumer culture really has won Christmas. Or maybe we really can recapture that sense of excitement and anticipation as Advent unfolds.
Often, these tools are used for little more than figuring out what committee at church we should be serving on. But what if they can unlock something more powerful?
Beyond cheap platitudes and religious-speak, is there really a way peace on earth could actually be realized?
What does the apostle Paul mean in Romans 12 when he writes about renewing our minds?
Referring to God in masculine terms has drawn plenty of examination in recent years. And it's certainly clear that the creator of humanity transcends gender. But much debate exists as to whether it's appropriate to refer to God--or at least the first person of the Trinity--as "Father." We have to ask ourselves whether such identity … Continue reading June 18 Gathering: God as Father? (a Fathers Day conversation)
This Sunday at New Wineskins, we'll reflect on the Passion stories that guide our worship of the resurrected Jesus and look behind the scenes to see what deeper significance they might have for us in our present contexts.
But what if forgiveness is actually a way of making us more free? What if it's a key that unlocks something remarkable in us, that allows us to take relationships even deeper?
Spiritual dry spells may be hard to explain, but they are very real. And whether they bring sadness, frustration, or disheartening, we all have our own ways of coping.
Are we just trying to feed an irreparably broken model for what the church is and how it works? Or are there ways to redeem the church? To reinvent it for new generations of people who view the world through much different lenses than those who came before?