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?
Often, it seems our faith is motivated more by fear than by love. Fear of death, fear of the other, fear of the unknown. Fear of punishment. Fear of hell.
This week at New Wineskins we'll talk about the issue of God and gender, discuss how patriarchy affects our perceptions of God, and consider the history and importance of the Divine Feminine.
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?
If our false self is an "old wineskin," what does it look like to embrace our true self...to be a vessel for "new wine" where growth and change can happen without restriction?