This summer we kicked off a new God on Tap series called "Coffee and Conversation" (more here) at Danielle's Espresso Cafe in Maple Glen and we had a great response. Around 8-10 people gathered each time and the conversations covered a whole range of things in life and faith. A few things stood out for me:
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We've all heard it before. Maybe we've said it about ourselves: "I'm spiritual, but not religious." Turns out there's good reason for that.
At our last God on Tap we talked about how the Bible can be an intimidating, confusing, mysterious, and inspiring book. Many people shared suggestions for ways of getting into the Bible and I want to list them here:
Throughout its history, the Bible has been both a source of angst and inspiration for many. It's been used to justify hate and discrimination, and at the same time, it has moved many to make the world a better place. The Bible is a complex and complicated book, and it remains a mystery to many.
One of the big ideas behind God on Tap is that God meets us in the places we gather in our regular, everyday lives, not just in church one hour a week. So, we meet in a pub for monthly conversations at the intersection of faith and life.
Deciding the outcome of sporting events is the toughest part of My job.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) June 17, 2013
We hear it all the time—athletes thanking God for helping them win or make the big shot. Really? Is God really interested in the outcome of tonight's game? Is God manipulating the play on the field or court to help direct the outcome? Does God really care who wins the NBA Finals, Superbowl, or World Cup?