Pastor & Pub
The Eagle and the Child is a famous pub in Oxford, where C.S. Lewis, Tolkien, and other literary and theological minds chatted over their beer. No agenda. One person would begin with a brief reading. (Yes, The Lord of the Rings was read aloud at the pub, as it was being written.) People have been gathering in pubs for centuries, talking about life, deep questions of meaning and faith. Churches are rediscovering the pub as a safe, open space where they can explore and express their own doubts and questions and learn from others.
For the next three months, anyone interested can meet outdoors atTie & Timber on the last Wednesday of the month from 5:15-6:30 (choir members are welcome to come for part of it--only 2 minutes north of Westminster). The format is simple: drinks, conversation, and God.
You know the jokes about, "A priest walks into a bar..." What shall we call this new adventure? Pint and Pastor time? Bible and Beer?
Seriously, bring your questions, your curiosity, your laughter and your tears. Arrive by 5:15 if you are able. At 5:30, Pastor Micki will read a brief paragraph on some random theological topic and then you’ll be able to share your own thoughts. The Stagners plan to join us on August 25--great chance to meet our newest family members.
And maybe it will help us reach out to the Rountree and Delaware neighbors too.
Looking forward with love,
Photo courtesy of Tie & Timber Beer Co.