"There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." (Galatians 3:28)
Unfortunately present reality, including our churches, hardly reflect these words.
At New Wine, New Wineskins led by our Director Dr. Paul Louis Metzger, and our interaction with other organizations like the John and Vera Mae Perkins Foundation for Reconciliation, Justice, and Christian Community Development, we hope to foster the skills and tools needed to move forward toward justice, reconciliation, and unity in Christ.
One of the many fruits of our activity over the years is Consuming Jesus: Beyond Race and Class Division in a Consumer Church, written by our Director in part during a research sabbatical grant from the Center for Theological Inquiry, Princeton.
Challenging the consumerism that fosters ethnic and economic divisions and distorts evangelical Christianity, Consuming Jesus embodies New Wine's ethos by setting forth a theologically grounded call to restructure the church's passions and practices, transforming the evangelical imagination around a nobler, all-consuming vision of the Christian faith.