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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’ll have a frank Independence Day discussion about decolonizing Christianity and the part we as individuals and communities have to play in it.
How do we objectify God? Join the conversation this Sunday! Also, Pride in the Park & Our Reconciling Ministries poll!
If what we call “God” is a trinity of three “persons,” and if we believe we are bearers of the imago dei (image of God), are we also trinitarian beings?
How do we view our faith traditions in light of their influence on our public lives? How can we institute practices that criticize the bad by practicing the better?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll dive into the question of authentic faith and superstition, asking where we draw those lines and how we might transcend belief systems that can, at worst, become antithetical to the Way of the Christ.
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.
Whether you’re a long-time participant in New Wineskins, a recent attendee, or just someone who’s curious about our community, we invite you to be part of these important discussions that will help us explore our identity and begin to map out our future.