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?
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)
What do we really know about the Resurrection? What did it mean to the first followers of Jesus, and how does that impact our lives today?
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?
How much do we really know about the man for whom The Feast of St. Patrick was originally dedicated?
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.