How do we empty ourselves not as individuals, but as communities working together for the common good?
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.
Advent is a story. Not just a story that happened but one that still happens. It’s a story of the divine breaking into humanity. It’s a story of how things are and the possibilities of what things can become.
Has Christian mission always been a positive influence in the world? Or is there a dark side, one we need to figuratively burn down, in order to recapture our call to the missio dei, God's mission for God's world?
What if vulnerability is actually at the heart of what it means to be fully human? What if, without vulnerability, we are missing out on something that is at the core of our true essence?
Maybe consumer culture really has won Christmas. Or maybe we really can recapture that sense of excitement and anticipation as Advent unfolds.
Beyond cheap platitudes and religious-speak, is there really a way peace on earth could actually be realized?
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)
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.