Grab a bite to eat and while you're at it some food for the soul. We meet once or twice a month to eat, drink, and casually discuss a short reading from a church father, some other Christian author, or the Bible. The amount of writings by the church fathers is absolutely enormous, spanning centuries, yet how many of us read them to glean the treasures they contain?
Although we will lean heavily toward a conservative viewpoint and Catholic teaching and theology, all Christians are welcome to join us, whether Catholic or not. So if you want to increase your reading of the Fathers and meet new Christians, come on out and join us!
This is not a rigid, structured class but a laid-back, informal chat about God, hence the name. We have no set schedule for completing our readings. Sometimes we might get through only about one-half of the text for that day, and that's okay! This is about meaningful discussion, not racing to get through a text so we can move on to the next reading.
I also envision the group occasionally taking a break from the usual Theo-Chat sessions to go out and spend some time doing charitable works of service, like going out as a group to bring food to homeless people or volunteering at charitable organizations. In this way, we'd be "putting feet" to what we have been discussing in our regular chat meetups.
Grab a bite to eat and while you're at it some food for the soul.
This time we will discuss paragraphs 1-10 of Lecture 2 of St. Cyril of Jerusalem's Catechetical Lectures. The text can be found at this link:
Lecture 2: http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/310102.htm
I'll be wearing a faded black Nationals baseball cap, and we usually sit in one of the booths near the bar directly ahead of the main entrance.
If you can't find me, ask the hostess where Jeremy is sitting.
There is plenty of free garage parking at this location (BJ's Brewhouse).