In December I wrote about wanting a group that was open but orthodox, and that wanted to discuss theology and engage in mission, and would gather together in kind of a theology pub. About ten or eleven of us met last night. It was a fascinating and sometimes frustrating meeting – but I think we may be on to something.
Our first topic was on the divide that often exists between theology and mission. I don’t think we solved that one, but a theme that came out is that our theology is often too abstract and removed from everyday life.
- I like these people. I really would like to continue to engage with them.
- First meetings are a little awkward. It takes time to find out what works.
- The pub was okay, but it was way too loud and the table was too long. We need a round table and we probably need our own room in the back of a pub.
One issue that came up was a post-foundational, non-propositional approach to theology versus a more classic approach to theology that embraces propositions but doesn’t stop there.
If you were one of the people who came out last night, thanks! I think this group has potential. If you want to join us in the future, let me know.