Monday, August 29th

Hi all,

This week, we are gathering again at LTS Brewing Co., for a Death Café facilitated by Rev. Audrey Lukasak. As we continue to work though topics as a group, I have noted that it has been important for us to create space to speak of death and dying, especially in the Rochester medical community that is often centered around healing and hope.

For a bit of info as to what this Death Café entails, check out this article from Minnesota Coaltion for Death Education and Support and this article from the Star Tribune. Other than that, there’s no preparation needed.

See you at LTS, 5:30-7.



Monday, August 15th

Hi all,

We are gathering again this week at LTS Brewing Co., 5:30-7, and will be talking about the lenses that we bring to interpret Scripture. Head over to to get a feel for their particular hermeneutic (, and what it might mean for us.

If you’re feeling extra daring, or want to head into the deep end of scriptural interpretive realms, dive on in to to see the way these folks are thinking about today’s lectionary texts. 

See you at the pub!

Monday, August 1st

Hey Pub Theologians,

Thanks again for a great discussion last week. Come join the table again if you’re able.

This week we will be talking about Death in the Time of Facebook. Head on over and read Pastor Emily C. Heath’s article published back in May:, and we’ll see where the discussion takes us.

5:30-7, LTS Brewing Co. Would love to see you there.

Monday, July 25th

Hi all,

We are at it again this week, gathering for our pub theology discussion at LTS Brewing Co. on Monday from 5:30-7.

This week, I’d like to draw your attention to an organization in South Dakota among the Oglala Lakota People on the Pine Ridge Reservation, called Thunder Valley Community Development Center. They have a great 12-minute documentary on their Facebook page that may give us some insightful thoughts to talk about together.

Check it out at

Come prepared to reflect and share about what you see and hear from the people in the video. 

See you there!

Monday, July 18th (Two Opportunities)

Hey Pub Theologians,

I will be out in South Dakota on Monday, so we won’t be gathering for the usual discussion.

Instead, I have two alternate activities to present for you:

  1. On Monday at 6:00 p.m., the group from Mount Olive that is leading the Reconciling In Christ discussion will be gathering at Life’s Too Short to finalize a letter for the August congregational newsletter. They wish to invite you all to participate as you are able.
  2. On Friday (July 15th) at 7:00 p.m. at Mount Olive, one of our youth will be leading a 90 minute “experiment” that she is pioneering for a theology project. She needs participants! Her description:

    [The Project] is to collect information for the essay that I am required to write for attending the Augsburg Youth Theology Institute. We each were asked to come up with our own prompt. The prompt that I have created is talking about how [scripture] text and our environment change our perception of each. We will meet at Mount Olive Lutheran Church at 7:00 on Friday night, and go onto three different locations which I have chosen. I will ask some questions about the space, read the text (John 10:10), and then ask you more questions. I would really appreciate it if you would be willing to participate. Thank you!!!

Thanks, all. See you next week.