June Theology Pub

Monday, June 6Martyn Wendell Jones, a writer and author in Toronto, will be speaking on his Christianity Today cover story "Inside the Popular, Controversial Bethel Church."

Bethel Church is a non-denominational charismatic church located in California. Martyn gives us an inside look at the church, and reflects on his experiences. It's a fascinating and controversial story.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, June 3 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

April Theology Pub

Monday, April 25 — Joe Boot, founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto and the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, will be speaking on his latest book The Mission of God.

The Mission of God is a clarion call for Christians and God's church to awaken and recover a full-orbed gospel and comprehensive faith that recognizes and applies the salvation-victory and lordship of Jesus Christ to all creation: from the family, to education, evangelism, law, church, state and every other sphere. You can read more about the book at the Ezra Institute.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, April 22 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

March Theology Pub

Monday, March 14 — Christina Crook will be speaking on her book, The Joy of Missing Out.

There's no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced "progress" and we're living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets, and smartphones.

The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work, and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own internet fast, Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges, and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted connectedness.

Christina Crook is an essayist and TEDx speaker who lives in Toronto.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM at The Yellow Griffin Pub at 2202 Bloor St. West, just east of the Runnymede subway station.

**Please register no later than Friday, March 11 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

February Theology Pub

Monday, February 22 — Logan Gates will be speaking on the topic "Is Christianity intolerant?"

Logan Gates is an apologist with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, based in Toronto.  He completed his master’s degree at the University of Oxford alongside two years of study at the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics (OCCA).  Logan’s passion is to help others see the beauty of a personal relationship with Jesus by responding to the toughest questions people ask about the Christian faith.  Topics he speaks on include “Has science buried God?,” “Jesus:  Myth, Man, or Something More?” and “Is Christianity intolerant?"  With a background working for a Christian charity in Central America, Logan speaks Spanish and French and has served with university missions across Europe and North America.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, February 19 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

January Theology Pub

Update: January's Theology Pub is Cancelled

Monday, January 11 — Joe Boot, founding pastor of Westminster Chapel in Toronto and the Ezra Institute for Contemporary Christianity, will be speaking on his latest book The Mission of God.

The Mission of God is a clarion call for Christians and God's church to awaken and recover a full-orbed gospel and comprehensive faith that recognizes and applies the salvation-victory and lordship of Jesus Christ to all creation: from the family, to education, evangelism, law, church, state and every other sphere. You can read more about the book at the Ezra Institute.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, January 8 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

October Theology Pub

Monday, October 19Andy Bannister, Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM Canada, will be speaking on his book The Atheist Who Didn’t Exist (or: The Dreadful Consequences of Bad Arguments). Andy Bannister will talk about his new book which uses humour, satire, and a little popular-level philosophy to engage with the New Atheism.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, October 16 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

September Theology Pub

Monday, September 21 — Ken Greenberg is author of Walking Home: The Life and Lessons of a City Builder. He is an architect and urban designer, living in Toronto. For over three decades he has played a pivotal role on public and private assignments in urban settings throughout North America and Europe, focusing on the rejuvenation of downtowns, waterfronts, neighbourhoods and university campuses from the scale of the city region to that of the city block. Cities as diverse as Toronto, Hartford, Amsterdam, New York, Boston, Montréal, Washington, DC, Paris, Detroit, Saint Paul and San Juan, Puerto Rico, have benefited from his advocacy and passion for restoring the vitality, relevance and sustainability of the public realm in urban life. A former Director of Urban Design and Architecture for the City of Toronto and Principal of Greenberg Consultants, he is the recipient of the 2010 American Institute of Architects Thomas Jefferson Award for public design excellence.

Ken will be joining us to speak about his book Walking Home, and why Christians need to pay attention to urban issues.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, September 18 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

June Theology Pub

Monday, June 22 — Dr. Cyril Guerette, pastor of Free Church and hiphop artist, will be speaking on "The Unity of Beauty and Verity." He will be exploring theology as poetry and philosophy.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, June 19 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

March Theology Pub

Monday, March 9Michael Coren, author, broadcaster, and speaker, will be speaking on his new book Hatred: Islam's War on Christianity.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, March 6 so we can reserve enough space.

Michael will also have copies of his book available for purchase.

Hope to see you there!

January Theology Pub

Monday, January 26 — Jenny Andison, Rector of St. Clement's Church, will be speaking on women in ministry.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, January 23 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

November Theology Pub

Monday, November 17Dr. Andy Bannister, Canadian Director and Lead Apologist for RZIM Canada, will be speaking on his first book, An Oral-Formulaic Study of the Qur'an.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, November 14 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

October Theology Pub

Join us on Monday, October 20 at 7PM for our October Theology Pub. Charles Lewis, former columnist with the National Post, will be speaking about euthanasia.

** Please register at this link by October 17 so that we can make reservations at the restaurant.

Charles Lewis tweets at @holycharlie. You can find his past writings at the National Post archive.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.

September Theology Pub

Monday, September 22 — Join us on Monday, September 22 at 7 PM for our first Theology Pub of the Fall.

Dr. Harman Bhogal will be speaking on the topic of Rethinking Demonic Possession. Dr. Bhogal earned a Ph.D. at Birkbeck, University of London looking at demonic possession in early modern England.

Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the speaker. The pub will take place from 7 to 10 PM 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.

**Please register no later than Friday, September 19 so we can reserve enough space.

Hope to see you there!

 
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Darryl Dash

Darryl Dash is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, Heritage Theological Seminary, and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He’s married to Charlene, and has two children, Christina and Josiah. Darryl is currently planting Liberty Grace Church in Liberty Village, Toronto. He previously served as pastor of Richview Baptist Church and Park Lawn Baptist Church, both in west Toronto.