We often talk about Advent as a season of waiting for the light.But what if, while we were waiting, we learned to welcome the darkness?
Tag: new wineskins
How we interpret scripture has been a major point of contention in the church ever since the Protestant Reformation. But long before that, the priests and teachers of the law in Jesus' time had deep divisions over how their sacred texts were to be elucidated.
We live in a world where proximity to family and friends is no longer a given. And then something happens. A death. A diagnosis. A disease you can't see but is all too real. What do we do? What CAN we do? And how does our faith play into our response?
This Sunday at New Wineskins we are thrilled to welcome filmmaker Emily Harger, who is screening her documentary film, "Outspoken" at WVU-Parkersburg this week.
Is Jesus saying that we should cheat and lie and befriend those who do likewise in order to gain favor? Or is something else going on at a deeper level?
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?
What is Jesus getting at in his parables about the kingdom of heaven? Who was he talking to and why? What does he even mean by "the kingdom of heaven?"