Before our big pub night, Dr. Mike Graves, preaching professor at St Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, challenged us to look at the gospel of Luke as being about one thing – “unhindered”. Don’t hinder the good news. Don’t hinder love being shared. Don’t hinder real authentic community being formed. Don’t hinder the movement of the spirit.
Hours later, nothing hindered 108 folks from gathering in the upstairs room at the Flying Saucer to talk faith, church, hope, and future.
I give special thanks to our partners, the Eucatastrophe and the Search, for co-hosting and getting the word out. I also am thankful for my friend, Steve Knight, sharing some of his story and thoughts to spur our conversation. I am especially thankful for everyone who came out, from seminary professors to new friends, wanderers to truth tellers, and all spaces in between.
Meeting in a pub for events like this is not a gimmick. All we attempt to do is create the kind of space that we have come to know by being in the presence of God. There is no judgment, but there is a lot of laughter. There are no easy answers, but there are tons of good questions. There are no hurt feelings… just acceptance. If that appeals to you, join us on one of our regular pub nights, every Tuesday, 7:30 pm. See you soon!