A Conversation with Don McLaughlin
03/08/2012 - "Christ is sufficient for everything you will ever need in any arena of life. Our nagging sense of inadequacy and insufficiency is God-instilled. It is his built-in warning system to remind us that we are made for Someone (and something) greater than this world has to offer." ... Continue Reading »
A Conversation with John Dobbs
01/22/2012 - "I would like to say that when one puts on Christ that feelings about serving others changes. If so, it is a slow and gradual Spirit-led change. I do think some people are more inclined to enjoy serving than others. Genetics? Family history? Gifted? I would not know. Personally I approach serving with trepidation, and leave with satisfaction. I’m not sure anyone enjoys walking into a hospital to sit with a family during surgery or to visit someone who is ill - but something transforms that event once a personal touch is made, a prayer is offered, or a listening ear is employed." ... Continue Reading »
‘Not Enough to be Transformed’: An Interview with David Kinnaman
06/14/2008 - We can’t say we’re just going to work with the people who are the most open to, and soft-hearted about, our message; the gospel compels us to tell the story to anyone and everyone. We’ve got to realize that part of the problem is that we’re getting in the way. We’re getting in the way of ourselves in telling that message to some of the hardest-to-reach segments of our population.
Interview with Shane Claiborne
05/01/2007 - Shane’s message during our chapel program at Rochester College left students, faculty and staff with a variety of reactions. One long-time employee at the college called me to say that he arrived for the program with boxing gloves on, ready to disagree with this young hippy’s stance on nonviolence and his radical call to serve the poor (this employee wanted to point out that rich people need Jesus too). But, by the time the thirty-minute program was over, this employee and many others were touched and responded with a desire to follow the footsteps of Jesus toward the lonely, the oppressed, the sick, the abused, the sinners, and the enemies.
Interview with Jim Daly of 'Focus on the Family'
11/02/2007 - Pain hurts, and who wants that? Yet, in spite of our best efforts to avoid brokenness, being undone appears to be a prerequisite for many people to come to a relationship with God. I know such was the case for me. I’ve found that when I am broken, I can finally understand how totally dependent I am on God. Truly, he has fashioned the splintered pieces of my life into a remarkable mosaic. ... MORE
A New Wineskins Interview with Calvin Miller
01/31/2007 - "I asked the question, and I think it?s a really valid question: ?Does Judaism begin when Moses comes down with the Ten Precepts in Exodus 20, or does it begin in Exodus 37 when he says to Bezalel, ?Make a box.? And nobody will see this box. It will sit in darkness while the camp of Israel stretches away in the night. All around this thing. Nobody will see the box except the high priest once a year. Everybody will assume the box is there, that God sits on the Keporah, the lid of the box. But the box remains a mystery. God is hidden. Our desire to know him, and the mystery to struggle to know him is what gives vitality to faith, the interest in knowing him." . . . MORE
Interview with Michael Landon, Jr.: The Last Sin Eater
02/09/2007 - "There are obviously Christian themes involved here, but we’re hoping we're not just preaching to the choir here. Because we also feel like there are universal themes embodied in the film. For example, forgiveness and redemption, and the innate sense that we're burdened by things that we do, which can also be known as sins: these are universal elements that we believe speak to everybody's heart." . . .
An Interview with Stan Granberg
08/26/2006 - New Wineskins spoke to Stan Granberg of Kairos: Church Planting Support about how a regional vision for church planting is emerging into a nationwide explosion—talking about this huge vision started as a joke in a presentation, but people are starting to take Stan Granberg seriously . . .
An Interview With Donald Miller
05/09/2006 - Donald Miller’s conversation with New Wineskins was his last in a recent round of interviews about his new memoir of life without a father, To Own a Dragon. John Murray is one of the friends in Miller’s life who came along and showed him what good fathers are like. Miller’s father had abandoned him before he could remember, and though we sense no guile in Miller and no bitterness toward his father, he admits he still carries the “father wound” (John Eldredge’s term) and wants to meet his father someday. During the interview we learned something amazing that Miller hadn’t told any other magazine up to that point. His mother had made an incredible discovery.... MORE
ScreamFree Parenting: An Interview With Hal Runkel
03/27/2006 - Not until Hal Runkel’s ScreamFree Parenting has there been such a unique perspective concerning how to maintain personal sanity by making parenting “all about you.” “What?” you say? “All about ME? Isn’t parenting all about the kids? Runkel, a relationship expert, says no. In conversation with New Wineskins (NW) writer Anne-Geri’ Fann, he shares his thoughts on numerous topics about the task of parenting. He discusses, among other things, how to remain calm while your kids are losing it, the beauty of giving them choices, and above all “exposing the lie that I am the one responsible for my kids.”
Interview with Don Everts
New Wineskins Staff
10/25/2005 - "You have people who spat at him, who were totally angry at him, yet others worshiped him. A lot of people—a string of people—just fell down at his feet." ... Author of the book "God in the Flesh,' Don Everts explains why and how he wanted to write a clear perception of Jesus through the eyes of His contemporaries ...
The Jesus Creed: An Interview with Scot McKnight
New Wineskins Staff
05/30/2005 - Scot McKnight, author of the newly released The Jesus Creed recently spoke with New Wineskins. The Jesus Creed is "Love God. Love Others." McKnight says truth-telling important to these relationships. Until we tread upon that territory, we will not come through the journey to genuine Christian community. We must tell the truth.
Missionaries in the Gutter
05/18/2005 - A look at the testimony and model of a ministry that is getting down and dirty in the gutter - Craig Goss' outreach to pornography addicts and victims.
Interview with Stanley Hauerwas
New Wineskins Staff
03/29/2005 - During Lent, NEW Wineskins spoke by phone to Stanley Hauerwas about his new book, Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words. Hauerwas talks about Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, the important difference between Christ and us that paradoxically draws us to him, and how to enjoy the sheer "that-ness" of creation.
A New Wineskins Conversation with Lauren Winner
New Wineskins Staff
05/24/2004 - Lauren F. Winner is author of Girl Meets God and Mudhouse Sabbath. Ms. Winner spoke with NEW WINESKINS about her conversion to Christianity. She is a daughter of a Reform Jewish father and a lapsed Baptist mother. During her freshman year at Columbia University, she converted to Orthodox Judaism. She studied in England, receiving a master's degree from Cambridge University, and during that time she was baptized into Christ.
New Wineskins Talks to Bob Russell of SE Christian Church
New Wineskins Staff
04/28/2004 - New Wineskins magazine spoke with Bob Russell, senior minister of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, about his family background, how it impacts his ministry at Southeast Christian Church, and how that church has grown from a small church to a large church of thousands during his service there.
A Conversation with John Eldredge
New Wineskins Staff
04/22/2004 - In his new book, Waking the Dead, he issues a broader more radical challenge to Christians, men and women, to rethink what they’ve been taught about their faith, to embark on a journey to restore their embattled hearts. New Wineskins spoke to John Eldredge recently about what it means to be a disciple today...
Thinking Apocalyptically:Interview with David Dark
10/17/2003 - David Dark is author of Everyday Apocalypse: The Sacred Revealed In Radiohead, The Simpsons and Other Pop Culture Icons and teaches English at a Presbyterian Christian Academy in Nashville. Dark graciously gave us an hour to sit on the porch with him as he spun a fascinating new vision for Apocalyptic thinking. Look for Greg Taylor's review of Everyday Apocalypse in the October 2003 issue of Christianity Today. Now, join Eric Quiram and David Dark on the porch for a chat about apocalypse...
Conversation with Film Expert Greg Garrett
09/04/2003 - I think it’s important for Christians to take note of what’s happening in culture. But it’s also true that individual Christians are going to have individual choices about how much they want to participate in culture. So, there are some people who are going to say, `The Matrix is an R-rated movie and just as a matter of principle I don’t go see R-rated movies’ and I would understand that decision completely. On the other hand there are millions of people who are going to see The Matrix who are going to be exposed to faith questions and to opportunities for Christians to talk about faith questions.
Conversation with Brian McLaren
05/28/2003 - New Wineskins talks with minister Brian McLaren, author of several books, including The Story We Find Ourselves In: Further Adventures of a New Kind of Christian (Jossey-Bass, 2003), and A New Kind of Christian: A Tale of Two Friends on a Spiritual Journey (Jossey-Bass, 2001), winner of Christianity Today's Award of Merit for Best Christian Living Title for 2002 ...
Conversation on Worship with Marva Dawn
10/11/2002 - John Ogren recently spoke with Marva Dawn about the tension between the church's calling to be a worshiping community and its calling to be a missional community.
Conversations on Worship with Sally Morgenthaler
10/09/2002 - John Ogren recently spoke with Sally Morgenthaler and Marva Dawn, who have written and spoken publicly about worship and most importantly practiced worshiping in a community of faith. Their contribution to the conversation about worshiping outside the walls and inside the walls has challenged and powerfully moved many in the Body of Christ worldwide.
Interview with Dr. Kimberly Young
New Wineskins Staff
10/09/2002 - "Online 'affairs' are like affairs in the physical world. We really have to look at what our own values are. What is an affair? What are our values? What takes away from marriage also has a damaging effect—it’s a big moral dilemma. People rationalize and say online relationships are not physical, but it certainly causes pain of a 'real affair.' "
Interview with John Grisham
05/13/2002 - Sales of first six books: 55 million copies. Worldwide box-office take for the three movies already made from his novels: $572 million. First printing for his sixth novel, The Rainmaker: 2.8 million (an all-time record). John Grisham, lawyer-turned-megastar, is, according to Time magazine, “as bankable as the biggest movie stars.” But that isn’t what made Wineskins co-editor Mike Cope, a self-professed addict of Grisham novels, want to interview him. Rather, it is the author’s deeply held Christian faith—a faith that shows in his attention to his family and friends and in his literary decisions.