Building Relational Bridges Through Jesus in Contemporary Culture

While speaking out against the status quo of his day, Jesus referred to himself, his message, and its recipients as new wine poured out into new wineskins: Jesus was scandalous and intoxicating.

"No one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine will burst the skins, the wine will run out, and the wineskins will be ruined. No, new wine must be poured into new wineskins." – Luke 5:37-38

Jesus is still scandalous and intoxicating. The problem is that we who claim to follow him—no matter our status or stage in life—are so prone to pour the new wine of his life and word into the old rotten skins of “Churchianity” that cannot contain it, ruining both in the process.

The latest issue of Cultural Encounters is now available! Click the image below for a preview, including the table of contents, Editor’s Introduction from Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, and an essay by Steven R. Tracy and Andy Maurer: “#MeToo and Evangelicalism: Shattering Myths About Sexual Abuse and Power”.

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