What is "salvation" and can it ever really be personal?
Are we simply souls existing inside of bodies? Is our identity thoroughly spiritual without concern for the blood, bones, and flesh from which we’re made? Can we trust what our bodies tell us?
Do our religious institutions purposely ignore biblical mandates to care for those on the margins of society? How do we change the conversation?
What if we could see the sacraments not just as rites we participate in as individuals for our own private spiritual experiences, but as subversive acts that emancipate whole communities and liberate those who exist on the margins of public policy and institutions?
If Mutual Aid is among the first biblical models of Christian community, why don’t we hear more about it? And why don’t more faith communities employ it as a means of resource sharing?
How do we empty ourselves not as individuals, but as communities working together for the common good?
This week at New Wineskins, Chris Wylie will lead us in a Labor Day Weekend conversation about how finding rest within the liturgical dialogical rhythms of our community restores us to be people who work for justice and equity in the world around us.
It’s plain that something is changing within the big-C Church. The question is, where are we going?
Maybe learning to living within tension rather than trying to resolve it is a path to enlightenment.
We're having a picnic!