Theology Pub Toronto
We’re a group that meets in downtown Toronto to discuss theological topics. It all began with a blog post with the following:
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.
We’d love to have you. Events are listed here.
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On Monday, March 5 at 7PM, Greg Paul, pastor of Sanctuary Toronto, will be speaking on his new book Resurrecting Religion: Finding Our Way Back to the Good News. Tickets are free. Buy your own meal and drinks; we will pass the hat to cover the meals and drinks of the...
On Monday, November 20 at 7PM, Andrew Fountain will be speaking about The Brain Revolution: New Ideas About Mental Health, Healing and Therapy, With a Christian Response. The advent of functional MRI’s plus other tools for allowing objective measurements of the brain...
On Monday, June 12 at 7PM, Jen Pollock Michel will be speaking about her new book Keeping Place: Reflections on the Meaning of Home. Please note the updated location. We will meet at Sarah's Cafe (1426 Danforth, between Greenwood & Coxwell on the NE corner of Monarch...