Thursday, May 8 — Dr. Stephen Wellum, Professor of Christian Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be speaking on his recent book Kingdom through Covenant: A Biblical-Theological Understanding of the Covenants.
The disciplines of biblical and systematic theology join forces to investigate anew the biblical covenants and the implications of such a study for conclusions in systematic theology.
By incorporating the latest available research from the ancient Near East and examining implications of their work for Christology, ecclesiology, eschatology, and hermeneutics—Biblical scholar Peter Gentry and systematic theologian Stephen Wellum present a thoughtful and viable alternative to both covenant theology and dispensationalism.
Monday, June 2 — Jen Pollock Michel will be speaking about complementarianism based on her recent article in Christianity Today, "The Accidental Complementarian." Jen writes for Today in the Word, a devotional published by The Moody Bible Institute. She also regularly contributes to Christianity Today’s blog for women, Her.meneutics. In August 2014, she is publishing her first book with InterVarsity Press: Teach us to Want: Longing, Ambition and the Life of Faith. An American expatriate in the Great White North, Jen lives with her husband and five children in Toronto.
Theology Pub is held at the Bishop and the Belcher (175 Bloor Street East, Toronto). The entrance is at Church Street and Hayden Street, south of Bloor Street East and Church Street.
About Theology Pub
"Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer! (There is no beer in heaven, so let us drink it here.)" -Martin Luther
Theology Pub is a regular gathering of Christians in Toronto. We gather for fellowship and to discuss theology with a desire to grow in our love for God and obedience to him; to sharpen and encourage each other; and to pray for the city of Toronto.
The Toronto Theology Pub started with this post.
Here's what I'd love to find: a group of people who get together and:
- Eat. There has to be food. Something happens when you turn to others around a table and eat steak and kidney pie or whatever, and lift a glass together. The whole experience becomes relational.
- Discuss theology. I am tired of pragmatism. We need to get practical but we can't start there. We can't just emote, neither can we only talk how-to's. Ideas have the power to change the world. I love sitting together with others who are not just wrestling with what to do but who are talking about what to think, who are dipping into some of the best thinkers of the past, and who believe the good stuff is found at the theological, not the methodological, level.
- Are open but orthodox. Some of my best interactions have been when people from different backgrounds and beliefs are thrown together. Some groups I'm part of are too insular. I want a group that is orthodox but in which we benefit from those who think differently. In other words, it has to be a group in which we talk about our differences honestly but without getting all polemical.
- Care about mission. If people like Christopher Wright are right (and I think they are) and mission is the basis of the entire Bible, then good theology will propel us into mission. We should become a group of people who are changing the world around us.