This Sunday, Oct. 11, we are thrilled to welcome Jake Kaufman back to New Wineskins to share stories of inspiration from his most recent blog series, 15 Stories in 15 Weeks (#15Stories). A Mid-Ohio Valley native now living in Columbus, OH, Jake is a full-time writer and speaker who prefers his beer from a can. … Continue reading October 11 Gathering: Jake Kaufman Returns!
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Award-winning local singer-songwriter Anthony Mossburg will join us this Sunday at New Wineskins for a frank and in-depth conversation about art, faith, and the challenges that lie in the tension in between. A native of New Matamoras and graduate of Frontier High School, Anthony brings a "raw, gutsy, open and honest" quality to his music … Continue reading Sept. 27 Gathering: Anthony Mossburg
How has fear gone from something explicitly commanded against to our primary motivation for our words and actions?
As Americans, we enjoy the idea that we have broad guarantees to wide-ranging personal freedoms. In fact, there's little we can imagine doing that we can't do. Our individual rights are deeply ingrained in our psyches and our culture. But is it possible that our very freedoms are actually enslaving us? Is a social ethic … Continue reading Feb. 8 Gathering: Enslaved by Freedom?
Have you ever wondered what the Bible says about sex? (Or maybe doesn’t say about sex?) Join Chett Pritchett, executive director of the Methodist Federation for Social Action, as he helps us explore assumptions about sex and sexuality found in Scripture (or not found in Scripture) and provides a different way of exploring bible … Continue reading Nov 23 Gathering — Sex and the Bible: Guest Speaker Chett Pritchett
"Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness?" 1 Corinthians 6:14 In our pluralistic culture, more religious and non-religious traditions exist within the same space than perhaps any time in modern history. Interestingly, even as many Christian communities bemoan this diversity of belief systems and worldviews, … Continue reading Oct. 26 Gathering: “Unequally Yoked?” How should Christian communities engage other faith traditions?
More and more we're seeing the church step up in issues regarding creation care, from climate change to recycling to sustainable living practices. But what if our role is more than just a mandate for stewardship? What if we are called to something more, something deeper, something eternal when it comes to taking care of … Continue reading Aug. 31 Gathering – Creation Care and the Kingdom of God