We're having a picnic!
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.
We are very excited to have Helen Ryde (they/them), organizer with the Reconciling Ministries Network, as our guest for this week‘s gathering!
What do we need to be freed from? How can we be agents of freedom for others?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll continue our Easter Season series on Reimagining Resurrection by listening to Guite talk about Thomas and why his encounter with the resurrected Jesus is foundational to our own faith experiences (and why we’d all probably like to have a glass of whiskey with Thomas!)
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 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 learn to "listen" for God? How can we trust what we perceive? And how do we act faithfully on what we believe God is prompting us to do?
If we take a step back and look at the fantasy stories that make up our era, we see a mosaic of the Gospel.
But what if the people who first compiled these stories into the scriptural canon were less concerned with historical fact than with relating more nuanced levels of meaning? What if stories like the Exodus, Jonah, and Ruth are really more legend than memoir?