Open Minds and Hearts

For something new to start…something old must end.

(Listen to my song “Take the Road Less Traveled” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Mark 2:22

“No one pours new wine into old wineskins. Otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the skins are ruined. Rather, new wine is poured into fresh wineskins.”


Jesus was making the point that sometimes old containers and structures need to be replaced or at least revised.

Many prophets called on the current institutions of their day to change.

One such prophet was Martin Luther King, Jr.

The “dream” he preached about so famously has yet to be realized.

Jesus is still calling us to listen to his words above.

The institutional Church should listen to Jesus as well.

Today we have vast new knowledge in the realms of medicine, science, psychology, astronomy, etc.

There have been many advances.

No one would dream of treating an illness with a first century treatment.

All this new information and understanding affects and informs our practices today…and that includes religion.

At least…it should.

New wine is being poured.

Theologians exploring new frontiers need to be listened to.


Listen to the song of the day “Take the Road Less Traveled” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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