Whether you’re a long-time participant in New Wineskins, a recent attendee, or just someone who’s curious about our community, we invite you to be part of these important discussions that will help us explore our identity and begin to map out our future.
Tag: new wineskins
Biblical storytelling is a unique way to encounter and humanize the scriptures. This week, Rev. Drew Willard, a semi-retired pastor in the United Church of Christ, will walk us through a fun and fascinating look into the story of Jonah.
We are thrilled to welcome back our friend David Finnegan-Hosey for our next Virtual Gathering to talk about his new book, Grace is a Pre-Existing Condition.
Join us Mondays in June for some awesome guest speakers!
In this time of tension between continued social distancing and economic & community restarting, many of us may feel the strain for which the psalms of lament give voice.
The question is, will we break toward the common good, or will we dig back into our entrenched hyper-individualism?
We continue our Wineskins Workshops deep dive into the Sermon on the Mount this week with a look into Matthew 6:19-34 and what Jesus has to say about the things to which we assign value...especially systems and structures that tend to devalue the inherent dignity of the many for the benefit of the few.
Our discussion will center around how Jesus uses a traditional rabbinic teaching style to help his followers deconstruct their inherited faith systems.
Jesus had spent the introductory segment of the Sermon on the Mount laying the groundwork for how he was about to help his disciples deconstruct their understanding of the Law of Moses. Now, he will use a typical rabbinic teaching technique to take them not away from the Law, but deeper into it.
Their salt had lost its flavor. Their light was being hidden. But in order to regain their vocation, they needed first to reorient their identity.