I’ve updated the Faith in the City pub ministry site with locations for the next several weeks.
Tomorrow, the crew hits Zini’s in Deep Ellum (2639-C Elm St, Dallas, TX) at 7:30 pm. We’ll share pizza and conversation. From what I hear, the group will gather in the loft, so head on upstairs once you get there. There should be free parking in the neighborhood, but watch out for the pay spaces. They will boot your car.
The topic from Banned Questions about Jesus is this interesting one – “Did Jesus study other religions? Which ones?”
While I doubt Jesus took a comparative religious studies course in school, this question challenges us to look back at Jesus’ historic setting. What other religions were active? Did these influence Jesus in anyway? For example, Phil Snider points out that the presence and practice of Zoroastrianism in Jesus’ time. More significantly, it was the Roman Empire’s system of gods and emperor worship that Jesus no doubt had to respond to throughout his ministry.
Less likely, Jesus’ trip to India as detailed in the great book, Lamb.
Rev. Douglass Anne will lead the conversation tomorrow night, and she has some great insights to get things started.
See you then!
The Pub Ministry will be at Bryan Street Tavern tonight, 7:30 PM, for our regular bout of conversation and delicious eats.
I was stoked to see this short blurb about a local (hipster?) ice cream outfit that features their goods at Bryan Street. Anyone up to try some tonight?
Carnival Barker is a neighborhood ice-cream upstart that offers delightful flavors such as the Fat Elvis, with peanut butter, bananas, candied bacon and a honey swirl. It’s available at Bryan Street Tavern, among a few other restaurants and grocers around town. Carnival Barker all started with a TV show about ice cream college. Ice cream college is a real thing. It’s a seven-day short course at Penn State University, and Aaron Barker and his girlfriend, Sarah Miller, watched a show about it while relaxing in their hotel room in Austin last summer. “I started eating ice cream more, and making it at home,” he says. “I started making two or three batches a week.” Everyone loved his ice cream, and friends often put in orders.
Read the rest at the Advocate site: http://lakewood.advocatemag.com/2012/05/24/ice-cream-dreams/
Faith in the City, our Tuesday weekly pub ministry, has been changing locations, exploring what our great neighborhood has to offer. East Dallas has a ton of tasty places – pizza joints, burger spots, barbecue, tacos, southern cuisine, and more. But I know that can all be confusing if you are coming for your first time or trying to find us after being too busy to make it for a couple of weeks. So here’s the good news – we’ll always be posting our monthly calendar up on faithinthecity.com, so you will always know where we are.
Tonight, we’ll be on Greenville at the Bottle Shop. Bob has been raving about this place near his home for a while. It looks like we can order some takeout pizza from Greenville Pizza Company while we are there, which is awesome.
And just to be clear, since I get this questions a lot too – who can come to Faith in the City? Is it just for young adults? Everyone – it’s for everyone! Yes, we are predominantly made up of young adults, and the kind of group we are serves young working professionals well. But anyone of any age is welcome to join the conversation!
If you want to discuss theology, philosophy, life, work, and culture with a bunch of cool, respectful, and humorous people, come join us.
See you tonight!