What does the apostle Paul mean in Romans 12 when he writes about renewing our minds?
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Why are we here? What keeps us coming back? What compels us to invite others? What kind of community are we creating?
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?
Regardless of how we choose to observe Lent, it is primarily a season of focus. Whether we choose to abstain from a thing or a habit for this six weeks, or add a new dimension to our spiritual lives, or engage in some sort of weekly discipline, our goal is to focus on Jesus and the coming remembrance of his crucifixion and resurrection.
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.
What is it about the Psalms that make them so universal to our spiritual experience? Why were they so important to the early Jews and the first Christians? And what do they still have to say to us--and for us--today?
Is unity really even possible? Is there a way to break down the walls we've built between us?