We are people with questions...sometimes more questions than answers.

The purpose of this group is to get together and talk through things.  No, we won't get it all figured out, but isn't the mystery of life truly one of its joys? Our focus is spirituality and other topics that affect our emotional and spiritual well-being, since these two things are so frequently tied together.

We have two parallel groups operating under the name "Open Table."  The first group is the "main" group that Jeremy has been hosting for 4+ years.  We have discussions on topics that regard spirituality, but usually do not have any particularly religious focus.  The second group hosted by Ron is called "Pub Theology" which attempts to take a fresh look at some aspects of Christianity and call into question most of the old assumptions.  Each group meets every other Monday.

We want you to feel welcome, no matter your background, at both of these groups.  Those who have shared our Table include Agnostics, Atheists, Buddhists, Christians, though a majority are probably those who are simply on a spiritual journey but don't know what to label it.

Our one request is that all of those in the discussion remain respectful of one another. The Open Table is a judgement-free zone, which doesn't mean you have to agree with anyone here, but that you remain respectful of where every person is on their journey in life.

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  • July 27 · 6:00 PM

    Pub Theology at the Open Table

    7 People with Questions

    Judaism, Christianity, and Islam share a similar version of the creation story told in Genesis 1-3. The story starts with the creation of the universe, focuses in on the... Learn more
  • July 20 · 6:00 PM

    Discussion: Being human

    12 People with Questions

    What does it mean to be human? Is it a goal for which we are reaching, or does it come by default with no effort on our part? If there is a goal, then that must mean we... Learn more
  • July 13 · 6:00 PM

    Pub Theology at the Open Table

    11 People with Questions | 5.00

    Contemplation and Mindfullness: learning from the mystics. What does it mean to live a contemplative life in the 21st century. How can the vision of "new monasticism"... Learn more
  • July 6 · 6:00 PM

    Discussion: Miracles

    16 People with Questions

    Except in sarcasm, something I do not hear discussed very often in today's world is the idea of the miraculous. It seems people have believed in miracles since the most... Learn more
  • June 29 · 6:00 PM

    Pub Theology at the Open Table

    11 People with Questions

    The Bible: is it the inerrant word of God or an irrelevant tribal document - or somewhere in between? What is the relevance of the Judeo-Christian text in an evolving  ... Learn more
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    on October 29

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