Thursday, September 13, 2007

Theology on Tap

I just got back from Theology on Tap. This is where any interested parties can go to a local bar and sit in the back room while drinking beer (or whatever floats your boat). Two professors are also there, and pretty much, we all talk theology. It's pretty interesting. I think tonight has been the first one since the semester started. I wasn't planning on going, but I succumbed to peer pressure! ha. It was good though. The group that met was fairly large, and so most people didn't talk too much. However, at the beginning of our time together, we went around the room and introduced ourselves and spoke of one theological issue that is on our mind.

The other day, during the "getting to know you" stuff in one of our classes, one of the faculty members who is team-teaching one of the courses told us that we can "love God with our minds." I really like this thought. So, when my turn came to speak, I said, "Hi. My name is Trish." Then I said what the prof had said about loving God with our minds, and how my question is, "What do we do about people who are no longer able to love God with their minds? How do we convey the love of God and the grace of Christ to people who are no longer cognitively able to understand?" Yup. So, that was my question.

There was such a variety of theological issues raised that it would have been impossible to do multiple ones justice, so we talked about the authority of Scripture. All in all, it was a good night. I didn't drink though, because I had a long island with dinner tonight. I made mac 'n' cheese for me and four of my pals. It was so much fun. :) Yay for community!

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