Pub Theology Questions - January 22nd, 2020
Hope you'll join us for Pub Theology on Wednesday (1/22) at 7pm. We'll be at Marly's (101 Old Ridgefield Road).
Please note: Marly's has changed their policy on separate checks. They'll only give us one check - so the easiest thing for us to do would be to bring cash so we can just toss in what we owe. If you can't do that, we'll find a way to work around it - but if you can bring cash, that would be really helpful!
Take a look at the questions below and invite some friends to join you. All are welcome!
Never been to Pub Theology before? That's okay! Here's how it works...
Pub Theology is a time connection, conversation, and story-telling. Together we reflect on questions about who God is and how God works in our lives and in the world. You will sit in small-ish groups to have a conversation and answer the questions until about 8pm. You can order snacks, or dinner, or anything else you'd like.
The one "rule" of Pub Theology is that you tell a real story and then make room for someone else's real story. Meaning, share something that matters to you, and then make enough room in the conversation for others to share, too. The questions are always intentionally designed so there are no right or wrong answers. And as long as we're telling our own stories, it is always okay if we disagree. It's the sharing of the story that matters. So, tell a real story. And let everyone else's story be told, too. Something special happens between us when we share our stories.
Then, stay after 8pm and socialize if you want to!
Come as you are. All are welcome.
Here are the questions:
1) How do you think it's possible for us to "meet God"? Is it a physical or emotional meeting? What senses are involved? Or does it sound like an abstract idea to you?
2) Often "meeting God" is associated with particular places, pieces of art, music, or seasons. What places, spaces, or pieces of art lend themselves well to the holy?
3) Can you tell a story about a time when you met God? Where were you and what were you doing? What is the thought or feeling you associate with that feeling? If you haven't had that moment yet, and you could design the moment yourself, where would you be? What would it look like? Who would you be with?
4) Where do you think you should be able to meet God - and aren't able to? Why do you think it should be easier there? And/or why do you think it isn't a place you meet God?
5) What does it mean for us as a community (at St. Matt's or elsewhere) to meet God - and to know God well enough that we have an authentic relationship? How do we do that as individuals? And how do we share that work together?