I’m wanting to start a Pub Theology group. I read a little about them online and just can’t get the idea out of my head in the last couple of weeks. If you are not familiar with it, it’s just a group that meets (usually at a pub or restaurant, obviously) to discuss different theological issues. It’s not necessarily a “small group” in the traditional sense, though I suppose it could also be one. Not everyone has to agree on different issues (though, all need to be gracious when discussing theology). Credobaptist vs Paedobaptist, Veneration of Mary, Limited vs Unlimited atonement, what is modesty, etc. I whole heartily believe that discussing these things with other believers will sharpen us and help us grow in faith and grace. I know that I personally grow when I am challenged by a different position then the one I hold. I tend to get lazy and just accept my doctrinal stances without really flushing them out, and when confronted with an opposing view, I study more and look for more insight.
If you are in the Columbus or Grove City area, let me know if you would be interested in attending. I’m thinking it will be a once a month thing, at least until it gets popular and if more people want to do it more often.