God on Tap Date Change to March 3rd
Greetings all! We have changed the date for our next God on Tap gathering from February 24th to Tuesday, March 3rd—still upstairs at Forest & Main at 7:30pm. We figured it would be good to have a little breathing space between our Brewing for the Greater Good event this Saturday and our next regular gathering.
We'll send out a full post next week about our topic for March 3rd, but as a preview—we'll be talking about the capacity for religion to do great good and great harm. You may have heard some of the chatter following the White House Prayer Breakfast when President Obama talked about how religious extemism is not exclusive to Islam, but that the history of Christianity is also marked by extremism like the Crusades, to which we might also add The Inquisition, and others.
Some of the questions that come to mind for our conversation are: How do we acknowledge the pain our religion traditions have caused? What makes that difficult? In terms of Christianity, what are the ways the church may still do harm today? How can we rectify that? How do we remain faithful members of a religious tradition while still being honest enough to critique it? On the flip side, it is this capacity for harm that keeps you away from organized religion?
Look for more on this next week. In the meantime, we hope you can join us for Brewing for the Greater Good on Saturday!