A news article recently drew attention to the phenomenon of people gathering to drink beer and sing hymns. And then my pastor mentioned “Pub Theology” in his sermon on Sunday, which is apparently a popular phenomenon not just here in Indianapolis but in many other places. This is their logo:
It sounds more like the informal gatherings at the SBL annual meeting than like most churches I’ve been to – and that isn’t a bad thing, from my perspective. But there are drawbacks. It is well known that theologizing while intoxicated has led some people to engage in dangerous exegesis.
Have any readers of this blog been to a venue where church was more like a pub, or a coffee bar, or a dining room, and if so, what was your experience like?
On this subject, see also my post “The Future of Churches.”