Many of us find ourselves in a place where we feel disenfranchised from institutional religion. A lot of us are finding that “church” in the ways we’ve always known it just isn’t working anymore. And yet, we still find Jesus compelling. We find the Gospels to tell a story within which we still want to center ourselves.
Tag: pub theology
How do we view our faith traditions in light of their influence on our public lives? How can we institute practices that criticize the bad by practicing the better?
Does the Epiphany story hold any meaning for us today? Are there imperialist leaders, systems, and structures that need to hear anew the challenge of a movement of the people of Jesus to topple the powers and principalities of greed, oppression, and marginalization?
This Christmas Eve, we invite you to join us in a special visual liturgy and community love feast in the progressive Wesleyan tradition as we gather virtually to reflect on the incarnation and the holy revelation of the divine within the material.
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.
We’re taking a week off from our regular gatherings this Sunday to allow us a time for rest and reflection as we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday and our upcoming observation of Advent.
What if we began to see gratitude not just as a private emotion, but as a revolutionary force that could change the world for the better?
This week at New Wineskins, we’ll take a fresh look at the story of the Emmaus Road from Luke 24:13-35 and see how it might reframe our cultural narrative in this time of tension and divisiveness.
Join us this Sunday, Nov. 1, for an All Saints Day Litany of Hope in the New Wineskins Virtual Pub. Through visual liturgy and personal storytelling, we’ll talk about where we, as individuals and a community, experience hope despite being surrounded by hopelessness.
This week at New Wineskins we will talk about disability narratives in the Bible, ableism, and the church with our friend, Rev. Chris Wylie.