But maybe...we all have questions.
Questions about history, meaning, interpretation. Questions about values and principles and ideas. Questions about logic and truth and purpose. Questions that, whatever our engagement with the institutional church might be, aren't getting adequate attention.
Perhaps what we need is a table. Maybe a beer. A place to be ourselves, to be honest, to work things out.
A table seems to be a better place than a pulpit for pondering questions sometimes. Just for the record, Jesus seemed to think so, too. Yes, Jesus taught enormous crowds from hilltops and plains (and even once from a boat), and he schooled the religious leaders in the synagogues. But in sitting at tables with outcasts, Jesus taught about the radical inclusiveness of the Kingdom of God. At tables, Jesus taught about hospitality and humility and forgiveness. At a table, Jesus introduced the means of remembrance and grace. And it was at a table that the disciples recognized the resurrected Jesus in the breaking of bread.
"Untapped Questions" invites everyone to the table. The loyal and the lapsed, the dedicated and the disillusioned.
The ground rules are simple:
Come and untap the big questions. Everyone questions. But you don't have to question alone.
First Gathering of
Wednesday, May 7, 5-7 p.m.
@ The Stand Bistro
34977 Woodward Ave. in Birmingham
On Tap This Month:
Who Rules: God or Government?
Pastor. Old Fashioned Girl. Beverage Enthusiast.