Author: Paul Moody

Monday, January 29th

Hello, Pub Theologians!

Are you ready to get back into it this week?

I have an article that should get our conversation started. Check out “The Christians Making Atheists” from author and former megachurch pastor John Pavlovitz at johnpavlovitz.com/2017/06/04/the-christians-making-atheists/. It was published this past June, but I think it still is quite relevant and will get us talking.

We’ll plan to meet at HyVee North’s Market Cafe (is that still what it’s called?) from 5:30-7 on Monday. No reservations needed — come as you are. See you there!

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Monday, January 22nd

Hi all,

Due to the winter storm warning in effect for tomorrow, we won’t meet. Stay safe, and we’ll catch up on Monday January 29th.

Monday, January 8th

Hello, dear Pub Theologians!

I have missed our Mondays together these past weeks, but — good news! We are back at it tomorrow, January 8th, at HyVee North from 5:30-7. Come join us.

This week’s topic comes from J. Barrett Lee, a Michigander, former Presbyterian minister, and current Episcopal layperson, who wrote a provocative blog post back in 2012 called “A Growing Church is a Dying Church”. Give it a read-through at hoppinghadrianswall.com/2012/09/04/a-growing-church-is-a-dying-church/.

Come ready to listen, share, and reflect.

See you there.

Monday, December 18th

Hey crew,

Happy Third Sunday of Advent!

We will be back at HyVee North for one last Pub Theology of 2017. Come join the table, order a drink, and contribute to the discussion if you are able. This week, we’ll be talking about the movement of the Advent season and its call to “stay awake”. If you can, read Pastor Tim Brown’s recent reflection: endlessfalling.wordpress.com/2017/11/29/take-off-your-captain-america-socks/ and come ready to respond.

See you there, from 5:30-7.

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Monday, December 4th

Hello, Theologians!

Thank you for your continuing work through Drew Hart’s book this fall. I know he has presented many difficulties for us to consider, but I am deeply appreciative of your continued presence, even without any clear answers as of yet. We are almost to the end, though, and will be discussing Chapter 8 this week. (www.dropbox.com/s/aw7z7bem4uidu63/Hart%20Chap%208.pdf?dl=0)

Give it a read as you’re able, and you of course are welcome to join the discussion even if you haven’t been able to read it ahead of time.

We’ll be at HyVee North Market Cafe again this week, from 5:30-7, with the discussion starting around 6. See you there.

Monday, November 27th

Hey crew,

Pub Theology is on for Monday evening at HyVee North Marketcafe from 5:30-7. Our topic this week comes from our ongoing series in Drew Hart’s book Trouble I’ve Seen, specifically, Chapter 7, “The Lure of Status and Respect”. This one is a short chapter, but hits some important points about power, control, and pressure to conform to culture norms that reinforce imbalances therein.

Here’s a link to the pages:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ajee71cg1ftgnmh/Hart%207.pdf?dl=0

See you there.