What we're about

The purpose of this Meetup is to bring together people who earnestly desire to study the Bible in relation to important theological and Biblical claims. My hope is that we will attract enough people to create at least two subgroups, and that each subgroup will take up one side of a theological issue, research such position thoroughly, and then be ready to argue and support such position in a theological debate.

The goal of such a structure is for each participant to develop a desire and skill for deeper inquiry into issues of theology, utilizing critical thinking skills in the process. My expectation is that the group would meet once or twice a month, and that, depending on where participants live, to meet at various and rotating locations throughout the valley.

Although I expect that most participants will be Christians, such is not a requirement and I am hopeful that non-Christians, including atheists, agnostics, and people of other faiths, will, if they have an earnest desire to learn and grow, an interest in the Bible and Christian Theology, and are sincere seekers of truth, join as participants.

Because of the intended structure of this group, active participation must be limited to those who will attend regularly. Notwithstanding this, I would also expect and welcome non-active participants who eek only to listen and learn.

As the group gets started, I will be open to ideas about how to improve the structure or operation of the group. Overall, my hope is that the group will provide an arena for more strenuous engagement by people wanting an opportunity.

Upcoming events (5)

What Do I Believe and Why Do I Believe It?

SoZo Coffee House Chandler

• What we'll do We have begun our discussion on Trinitarianism and its significance in church history. We will continue to build on that discussion in this meeting. During our last meeting we covered a basic overview of the history of the doctrine of the Trinity and will continue by moving into the Biblical support for the doctrine. Below is a list of helpful references that will be used during this discussion. This is by no means a list that you must refer to. It is only a list of references that have been used to set up the discussions that will follow. It is not an exhaustive list, but will serve as a foundation for our upcoming discussions. Their purpose is to simply provide a helpful amount of content for this meeting. Until further notice, our meetings will continue to be conducted online with the link posted in the location information for each meeting until the quarantine is lifted. We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting! Until then, take care and God bless each one of you! "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel." (John 5:20) "There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons." (1 Corinthians 12:6) "and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:20) "Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) • References 1. the Bible (of course!) 2. Bloesch, D. G. (2006). Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 3. Macleod, D. (1998). The person of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 4. Reeves, M. (2012). Delighting in the Trinity: an introduction to the Christian faith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 5. Sanders, F. (2017). The deep things of God: how the Trinity changes everything. Wheaton: Crossway. • Important to know I expect that each meeting will run between 2-3 hours long. It is okay if you cannot stay for the entire meetup and it is also okay if you do not wish to speak but only to listen.

What Do I Believe and Why Do I Believe It?

SoZo Coffee House Chandler

• What we'll do We have begun our discussion on Trinitarianism and its significance in church history. We will continue to build on that discussion in this meeting. During our last meeting we covered a basic overview of the history of the doctrine of the Trinity and will continue by moving into the Biblical support for the doctrine. Below is a list of helpful references that will be used during this discussion. This is by no means a list that you must refer to. It is only a list of references that have been used to set up the discussions that will follow. It is not an exhaustive list, but will serve as a foundation for our upcoming discussions. Their purpose is to simply provide a helpful amount of content for this meeting. Until further notice, our meetings will continue to be conducted online with the link posted in the location information for each meeting until the quarantine is lifted. We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting! Until then, take care and God bless each one of you! "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel." (John 5:20) "There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons." (1 Corinthians 12:6) "and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:20) "Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) • References 1. the Bible (of course!) 2. Bloesch, D. G. (2006). Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 3. Macleod, D. (1998). The person of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 4. Reeves, M. (2012). Delighting in the Trinity: an introduction to the Christian faith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 5. Sanders, F. (2017). The deep things of God: how the Trinity changes everything. Wheaton: Crossway. • Important to know I expect that each meeting will run between 2-3 hours long. It is okay if you cannot stay for the entire meetup and it is also okay if you do not wish to speak but only to listen.

What Do I Believe and Why Do I Believe It?

SoZo Coffee House Chandler

• What we'll do We have begun our discussion on Trinitarianism and its significance in church history. We will continue to build on that discussion in this meeting. During our last meeting we covered a basic overview of the history of the doctrine of the Trinity and will continue by moving into the Biblical support for the doctrine. Below is a list of helpful references that will be used during this discussion. This is by no means a list that you must refer to. It is only a list of references that have been used to set up the discussions that will follow. It is not an exhaustive list, but will serve as a foundation for our upcoming discussions. Their purpose is to simply provide a helpful amount of content for this meeting. Until further notice, our meetings will continue to be conducted online with the link posted in the location information for each meeting until the quarantine is lifted. We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting! Until then, take care and God bless each one of you! "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel." (John 5:20) "There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons." (1 Corinthians 12:6) "and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:20) "Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) • References 1. the Bible (of course!) 2. Bloesch, D. G. (2006). Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 3. Macleod, D. (1998). The person of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 4. Reeves, M. (2012). Delighting in the Trinity: an introduction to the Christian faith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 5. Sanders, F. (2017). The deep things of God: how the Trinity changes everything. Wheaton: Crossway. • Important to know I expect that each meeting will run between 2-3 hours long. It is okay if you cannot stay for the entire meetup and it is also okay if you do not wish to speak but only to listen.

What Do I Believe and Why Do I Believe It?

SoZo Coffee House Chandler

• What we'll do We have begun our discussion on Trinitarianism and its significance in church history. We will continue to build on that discussion in this meeting. During our last meeting we covered a basic overview of the history of the doctrine of the Trinity and will continue by moving into the Biblical support for the doctrine. Below is a list of helpful references that will be used during this discussion. This is by no means a list that you must refer to. It is only a list of references that have been used to set up the discussions that will follow. It is not an exhaustive list, but will serve as a foundation for our upcoming discussions. Their purpose is to simply provide a helpful amount of content for this meeting. Until further notice, our meetings will continue to be conducted online with the link posted in the location information for each meeting until the quarantine is lifted. We look forward to seeing you in our next meeting! Until then, take care and God bless each one of you! "For the Father loves the Son, and shows Him all things that He Himself is doing; and the Father will show Him greater works than these, so that you will marvel." (John 5:20) "There are varieties of effects, but the same God who works all things in all persons." (1 Corinthians 12:6) "and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven." (Colossians 1:20) "Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation." (2 Corinthians 5:18-19) • References 1. the Bible (of course!) 2. Bloesch, D. G. (2006). Jesus Christ: Savior & Lord. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 3. Macleod, D. (1998). The person of Christ. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. 4. Reeves, M. (2012). Delighting in the Trinity: an introduction to the Christian faith. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic. 5. Sanders, F. (2017). The deep things of God: how the Trinity changes everything. Wheaton: Crossway. • Important to know I expect that each meeting will run between 2-3 hours long. It is okay if you cannot stay for the entire meetup and it is also okay if you do not wish to speak but only to listen.

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