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Monday, June 30, 2014

June Recap

Pub Theologians,

Thanks for coming out for our June meeting at Big Wood Brewery! For those of you who were unable to attend, we discussed the following questions and quotes:


  • "Theaters are the new Church of the Masses - where people sit huddled in the dark listening to people in the light tell them what it is to be human." - 1930s film critic
  • How has film helped you to facilitate a connection to God if at all?
  • "The same God who spoke through dreams and visions in the Bible is still communicating through our celluloid dreams - the movies." - Craig Detweiler
  • In 200, 20% of Americans turned to "media, arts, and culture" as their primary means of spiritual expression and experience. What do yo make of this statistic? 
We will not be meeting in the month of July due to many of us going on vacation and such. I will keep you all posted with an August meeting date via this blog and emails. Also, to get you all to interact with the blog a bit more I will ask a question at the end of each post. Feel free to answer in the comment section.

What is the best beverage (alcoholic or not) for the 4th of July?

Cheers and have a happy 4th!
Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org

Monday, June 16, 2014

June Meeting

Pub Theologians, 

I am pleased to announce our next Pub Theology date. Due to White Bear Lake's weekly Market Fest on Thursday nights we will have to move our usual meeting on Thursday to Saturday. So, the meeting will take place on Saturday June 28th at 1pm at Big Wood Brewery. 

I also have selected this date so we can take a brewery tour at Big Wood. I currently have a total of 8 tickets left (myself and Kurt have claimed the first two). If you would like to come to the tour please email me and I will put you on the list. The tour begins at 12pm. First to email me back, first to get a ticket. 

Cheers,
Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Monday, May 12, 2014

Do May Showers Bring June Flowers?

This weather is getting old. Enough of the rain already!

To put you all in better moods I thought I could announce the next Pub Theology meeting. We will gather at Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake on May 29th from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

I hope to see you all there!

-Intern Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Recap from April Meeting

Although we had a shorter meeting than usual this month, it continued a positive trend in our discussions - lively and faith filled interaction! I hope that we can continue to have such fruitful conversations as Pub Theology moves into the summer months. A bit of homework though, I encourage you to bring a friend next time. I think by expanding we can vicariously invite people at Big Wood to join in on the conversation. Or maybe not, but why not extend the invitation to a friend anyways :)

Discussion Items

Where do you find God in our culture’s focus on media/technology?

How does technology affect your faith if at all?

“The question confronting the Church today is not any longer whether the man in the street can grasp a religious message, but how to employ the communications media so as to let him have the full impact of the Gospel message.” - Pope John Paul II

“The duty of the media is to observe truth and social responsibility.”
- Salva Kiir Mayardit (President of South Sudan)


Stay dry!

-Intern Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org




Monday, April 21, 2014

April Pub Theology

We will meet at Big Wood Brewery in White Bear Lake this Thursday, April 24th at 7pm. Topic has yet to be decided.

Please note the time change.

Email with any questions.

P.S. Big Wood Brewery's Morning Wood Stout was recently awarded best beer in the Twin Cities by the City Pages!

-Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org

Monday, March 31, 2014

Recap from the March Meeting

Pub Theologians,

What a great event we had last Thursday! Our numbers were up, the conversation flowed, pizza was eaten, and beer was consumed! What more could you ask for? For those who were not able to attend we discussed Lent with the following questions and quote:

  • Are you giving anything up for Lent?
  • How can deprivation connect us to God?
  • What is  your favorite day of holy week and why?
  • "No man knows how bad he is till he tries very hard to be good. That is why bad people know very little about badness. They have lived a sheltered life by always giving in. We never find out the strength of the evil impulse inside us until we try to fight it." - C.S. Lewis

In conversation with a few people, I would like to further examine how we split up into groups. It seemed as though having four people at a  table may not allow for the conversation to flourish, but eight is too many. Perhaps next meeting we will start with groups of about six and see how things go from there.

Thank you for your continued participation and support of this ministry!

 


                      A few pics from last meeting!


-Intern Tom
tomw@stmarks-nsp.org