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The purpose of Cigars & Theology is to bring together those of us who are exploring theology and spirituality to engage interesting topics through conversation, cigars and drinks. We do this by asking one another difficult and often controversial questions and allowing the ensuing conversations to have their own way. Hopefully, the result is a refined understanding of some of our most difficult spiritual issues. 

This is still Texas, and the majority of our members as well as organizers claim the Christian faith, so the majority of topics have their origins in Christianity. With that said, we are not affiliated with any church or religious organisation, and people of every faith level and background are welcome.

Authentic conversation seems to flow more easily around smoke and adult beverages, so we are leaving the sanctuary behind in favor of the patio in order to try to give licence for people to say what they think rather than what they suspect the "right answer" is. Sometimes we will have a general topic to serve as a jumping off point, sometimes we will use a chapter of scripture, and sometimes there will be no topic at all. In each case the conversation is moderated and facilitated only by the members of the group, there is no curriculum.

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  • July 31 · 3:00 PM

    Paul Tillich, The Dynamics of Faith (Chapters 1-3)

    2 Theologians

    This is a cross-posting for the newly-formed Progressive Theology & Religious Studies Book Club. Members are encouraged to RSVP on that meetup page (http://... Learn more

  • May 11, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Text Discussion: Book of Ruth

    5 Theologians

    There are surprisingly few places in the world where people gather to discuss scripture in an open conversational environment. Often if scripture is present at all it is... Learn more

  • Apr 13, 2015 · 7:30 PM

    Text Discussion: Canon and Kings

    3 Theologians

    2 Kings 22:1-23:3 tells the story of a lost book, found in the temple. What book was it? Why was it lost? What if any significance does it have to modern Christian Faith... Learn more

  • Apr 4, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Holy Saturday Open Floor Night

    4 Theologians

    Holy Saturday is one of my favorite days in the Christian Calender. It sits between the Cross and the Resurrection, which is a position I often relate to. Nevertheless... Learn more

  • Mar 7, 2015 · 7:00 PM

    Open Floor Night

    8 Theologians | 5.00

    Let's have a series of Open Floor Nights monthly as we get back into  rhythm of regular gatherings. I'll bring some topics about God and some ideas about the group, You... Learn more

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    "Finally, what 2 Kings et al has to do with Christianity Today is an interesting question...."

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    "2 Kings 23:25. Misplaced over 2 Kings 22... strikingly similar to Ezekial 16... Defilement of the altar for one - 2 Kings 23:16... errors in the Books of Moses are treated in Isaiah through Ezekial....­"

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