Introducing Wineskins Workshops...deeper discussion for spiritual exiles.
But what if the people who first compiled these stories into the scriptural canon were less concerned with historical fact than with relating more nuanced levels of meaning? What if stories like the Exodus, Jonah, and Ruth are really more legend than memoir?
Is there something in our struggle to know and be known by God that dislocates us?
This week at New Wineskins we'll talk about the issue of God and gender, discuss how patriarchy affects our perceptions of God, and consider the history and importance of the Divine Feminine.
Beyond cheap platitudes and religious-speak, is there really a way peace on earth could actually be realized?
What does the apostle Paul mean in Romans 12 when he writes about renewing our minds?
Why are we here? What keeps us coming back? What compels us to invite others? What kind of community are we creating?
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)
Everyone has one. A favorite verse from scripture. Whether it's something to help us remember a loved one, an inspiration of some kind, or a rule of life, we carry our favorite Bible verses close to the heart. Of course, plucking a single verse out of the library of stories, letters, poems, histories, genealogies, and … Continue reading May 21 Gathering: The Bible Tells Me So?
What do we really know about the Resurrection? What did it mean to the first followers of Jesus, and how does that impact our lives today?