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Monday, April 18th

Hi all,

Rochester Pub Theology is on again, this Monday, at LTS Brewing Co., from 5:30-7:00 p.m. 

This week, we are talking creeds. To jumpstart the conversation, read this post from Don Welch: progressivechristianity.org/resources/nicene-creed-new/. Don puts the historic Nicene Creed next to a newer creed, which makes for some interesting insights. If you’re able, do a bit of quick research as to the history of the Nicene (and Apostle’s) creed(s), which may further deepen our dialogue around the table. 

As you read and reflect, try to be aware of the way that these creeds function, both theoretically and practically. 

See you at the pub. 

UPDATE: Monday, March 7th (CANCELLED)

Hi all,

I’m sorry, but I have to call off our meeting this week, as I’m responding to a family death and won’t be able to lead us.

Let’s plan on pushing back our Mad Max discussion until next week, Monday March 14th.

See the original post below if you want to get a head start:

We are gathering again on Monday (March 14th) for Pub Theology, 5:30-7pm at LTS Brewing Company in Rochester.

I found a great blog for us that brings some theological framework to the recent summer blockbuster movie Mad Max: Fury Road. If you haven’t seen the movie yet, try and watch it this weekend, then read the following blog (which has spoilers, FYI), and come ready to talk about hope, repentance, and the eschaton. This should make for a great discussion!

Kate Rae Davis’ Mad Max: Fury Road & Competing Hopes: kateraedavis.com/2016/03/01/mad-max-fury-road-competing-hopes/

Monday, February 15th

Hey all,

Pub Theology is gathering again this week at LTS Brewing Company, 5:30-7pm.

The topic for Monday gathers together a wonderful array of art, humanity, and theology, and focuses us toward the season of Lent and how we talk about God’s call upon us.
Here’s the prep list. If you’re able to make it through it all, you’ll be set up well for a good discussion:
  1. Watch Beyonce’s new music video “Formation”: http://rol.st/1mkKI7P (it’s the one she performed during the Super Bowl 50 halftime show)
  2. Read this helpful take on the content and context of the song: http://bit.ly/20vo767
  3. Read Broderick Greer’s Ash Wednesday Sermon: http://bit.ly/1WjXGiF, and pay special attention to what he means by “Getting in Formation”.

See you at the pub.

PS: If you missed the Super Bowl 50 halftime show, you can see Beyonce’s performance of Formation here, starting at the 7:00 mark: www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9cUytejf1k

Monday, February 1st

Hi all,

Pub Theology is happening again on Monday the 1st, 5:30-7pm at Life’s Too Short Brewing Company. We are almost finished in our series based on the book Accidental Saints, so this is one of your last chances to get in on it while you can! Next week will be our last discussion from this book, and then we’ll move back into a series of reflections based on blogs, news articles, and other timely hot topics from various (and usually, but not always) thoughtful sources.

For this Monday, give Chapter 18 a read if you can: www.dropbox.com/s/f4tzk7463oruha9/Chapter%2018.pdf?dl=0

The Pub Theology table is open to all. See you there.

Monday, January 25th

Dearest Pub Theologians,

We continue to gather this coming Monday, January 25th, at Life’s Too Short Brewing Company from 5:30-7. This week, we will be talking about what it means to speak confession and forgiveness to one another. Our guide again is Pastor Nadia, from Chapter 17 of Accidental Saints. View a scan here if you need it: www.dropbox.com/s/igw1aas0oocajjj/Chapter%2017.pdf?dl=0

Bring yourself, your book, your thoughts, and your listening ear as we share a pint over this good conversation.

Monday, January 11th

Hey Pub Theologians,

Are you ready to get back to Pub Theology? I definitely am. This week, we regather from 5:30-7 at a new location: Life’s Too Short (“LTS”) Brewing Company (this is the one we tried briefly back in early November):

     LTS Brewing Company
     2001 32nd Ave NW
     Rochester, MN 55901

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We will continue in Nadia’s book, with Chapter 15: Vignettes from an Easter Vigil (dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/347395/Chapter%2015.pdf).

See you there.

Monday, December 14th

Hi all,

This Monday at Forager, we gather again for Pub Theology at 5:30. We should be in the Library, but if we get displaced, chances are we will be in the “Popup Kitchen” in the very back corner of the restaurant, behind the bar.

This week’s discussion is based around Chapter 14, “The Dogs of Good Friday” in Nadia Bolz-Weber’s Accidental Saints (www.dropbox.com/s/tuyh6bsy7856n2b/Chapter%2014.pdf?dl=0).

See you there.