PAST CONFERENCES AND EVENTS
COMMUNITY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FORUM
This forum features Dr. Dave Kresta and a highly knowledgeable and experienced group of panelists addressing economics, community, faith and the truth of Jesus walking down main street today.
2021 CONFERENCE: MENTAL HEALTH: BUILDING BRIDGES, NOT WALLS
The discussion on mental health within the church and the community is a vital and most timely one to have in our current culture. Often conversations regarding mental health are marked by religious stigma. How should we, as the church, foster hope and connect empathetically with those struggling?
FROM ISOLATION TO INCLUSION: A NEW WINE DOCUMENTARY
This online screening was followed by a panel discussion featuring special guests from the documentary.
FROM ISOLATION TO INVITATION: A CONFERENCE ON DISABILITIES
For too long people with disabilities have been isolated in the church and our culture at large. This conference aimed to heighten the awareness of the church and the community, and to serve as a catalyst for those already involved to move from isolation to invitation within the church and broader culture.
RELIGIOUS PROSECUTION, PRIVILEGE, PARANOIA–AND HOPE
We had such an amazing turnout this April 7th that was filled with great energy, and even better conversation. If you weren’t able to make it, here is the workshop audio from five of six of our workshops! (One of our workshop presenters declined to have their presentation recorded due to some sensitive information being shared).
TRAUMA AND RESILIENCE
Trauma occurs when the very tools we use to build trust in the world are those things by which we’ve been betrayed. How does one cope, when the usual ways to cope are the things that cause harm? During this conference our many speakers presented trauma from a variety of angles to help us not only recognize how trauma affects all corners of life—from relationships, to communities, to politics, to literature—but also how we can begin to help one another heal and move beyond brokenness into resilience.
Everyone wants immigration reform. But we stand a divided country, ready to come to blows over the prescription for our broken system. Even within the church, hostile opinions leave us wondering what the “Christian position” on immigration ought to be. Could it be that all of us in the United States desperately need both a restructuring of laws and a restructuring of the heart?
CHURCH & STATE CONFERENCE
In anticipation of our upcoming election season, many Christians are asking “Is there a Christian way to vote?” This conference will go beyond the “Christian voter card” to considering holistic ways of bringing our faith to bear in the public sector.
WORSHIPING IN THE MATRIX: TECHNOLOGY IN COMMUNICATION, CULTURE, AND THE CHURCH
People worship. Whether we’re talking about money, work, sex, drugs, rock n roll, or the Triune God. At this conference, we will reflect upon how technology and social media help foster or hinder authentic communion with the Triune God and community with the church and culture at large.
TWO WAILING WALLS AND THE PEOPLES OF PROMISE
There are two wailing walls. One is the remains of the Temple, symbolizing in part the sense of oppression the Jews experienced under foreign invaders and their longing for their dreams as a people to be realized. The other wailing wall is that erected by the Jewish state, and which the Palestinians believe marginalizes and keeps them from pursuing their dreams as a people.
LIFESTYLE EVANGELISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY: BUILDING BRIDGES TO NEIGHBORS AND NEIGHBORHOODS
New Wine’s fall conference, Lifestyle Evangelism in the 21st Century: Building Bridges to Neighbors and Neighborhoods was held Saturday, September 26th at Mosaic Church. The conference highlighted the profound evangelistic and missional approach generated by Dr. Joe Aldrich’s classic book Lifestyle Evangelism and what lifestyle evangelism looks like in the 21st century.
NEW WINE SPRING CONFERENCE “CREATED TO CREATE”
New Wine’s Spring Conference on faith and the arts, “Created to Create” was held on Saturday, April 25th, 2009, at Mosaic in Portland. The conference will highlight the need to see how the Arts are vital to Gospel witness in the twenty-first century, and will draw attention to current artistic expressions in the region and beyond.
BOUND: THE GLOBAL SLAVE TRADE
The Institute for the Theology of Culture: New Wine, New Wineskins presents its spring conference, “Bound—the Global Slave Trade”, on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Multnomah Bible College & Biblical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. “Bound” will explore the topics of the present-day slave trade including human trafficking, sex slavery, and the ways consumerism affects this on global, local, and personal levels.
BOILING POINT: A CONFERENCE ON GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE
People’s temperatures soar when discussion shifts to global climate change. At our autumn conference, “Boiling Point,” New Wine hopes to create an atmosphere where cool logic and open, refreshing dialogue prevail among those of various opinions.