Pub Theology Kalamazoo


Pub Theology Kalamazoo
beer, conversation, and God

Thursdays 8:00pm @ Bell’s Eccentric Café
355 East Kalamazoo Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Grab a pint and join us for Kalamazoo’s weekly conversation about stuff that matters.

Make some new friends,
talk about issues of faith and God,
ask some hard questions,
and enjoy a well-crafted brew.
(non-alcoholic beverages available)
All religions/perspectives welcome.


2 thoughts on “Pub Theology Kalamazoo

  1. Questions for Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014:

    1.When someone says “The devil is in the details” we mean that overlooking small things during a large scale operation often results in disaster. Is this wisdom applicable on a societal level as well? Does society pay a big price for forgetting about the seemingly insignificant?

    2. Is there wisdom behind the advice to “be careful”? Obedience to which of the following do you think would promote the best kind of society?

    “Be careful what you pretend to be because you are what you pretend to be.” Kurt Vonnegut

    “Be careful that what you write does not offend anybody or cause problems within the company. The safest approach is to remove all useful information.” Scott Adams (creator of the Dilbert comic strip)

    “Be careful in dealing with a man who cares nothing for comfort or promotion, but is simply determined to do what he believes to be right. He is a dangerous uncomfortable enemy, because his body, which you can always conquer, gives you little purchase upon his soul.” Gilbert Murray

    “Our human tendency is to be impatient with the person who cannot see the truth that is so plain to us. We must be careful that our impatience is not interpreted as condemnation or rejection.” Henry B. Eyring

    “Be careful how you do one man a pleasure which must needs occasion equal displeasure in another. For he who is thus slighted will not forget, but will think the offence to himself the greater in that another profits by it; while he who receives the pleasure will either not remember it, or will consider the favour done him less than it really was.” Francesco Guicciardini

    3. What is needed if our faith is to live, is for us to re-mythologize our holy traditions and texts, not to reduce them to the tidy categories of what is true and what’s not true as those terms are used for reading airline schedules. There is another way of seeing things: something can never have happened and still be true. A Bible story can never have taken place in a historic sense but is still truer than what’s provable in a chemistry lab. It isn’t describing what happened once upon a time, but what’s always happening. It’s telling us why we dream to fly, not how planes work.” Frank Schaeffer

    *4.The Teacher in Ecclesiastes on what happens after death: “So I reflected on all this and concluded that the righteous and the wise and what they do are in God’s hands, but no man knows whether love or hate awaits him.”
    Does this surprise you? Is this consistent with other biblical writings?

    *stolen from Bryan Berghoef’s book “Pub Theology 101”


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