Monday, October 1, 2007

Pub Theology

Rather than host our usual Dinner and Discussion at our home this week, we decided to take it on the road and inaugurate Pub Theology. We went to Ye Olde Falcon Pub in Davie. They let us use their now defunct cigar room, so it was actually quite conducive to our purposes. Ye Olde Falcon Pub has one of the best beer selections in town (33 taps and over 130 bottles) and they also have some killer authentic dishes like Shepard's pie, bangers and mash, and the Scottish meat pie. In the mood for some Pumpkin Ale? They had two different selections available. That is my kind of pub, though I went for the Anchor Steam, because I've already got some Shipyard Pumpkin Ale at home.



Exodus 40 - Leviticus 2

At the end of the book of Exodus, Moses inspects the completed work of the building of the tabernacle according to God's plans. Upon completion, God moves into the Tabernacle in the form of a cloud.

Leviticus begins with about 9 chapters dealing with the 5 different types of offerings as well as the sins which necessitate those offerings. We covered the burnt offering and the grain offering. Apparently, God does not like honey and yeast, but He does like olive oil and salt, go figure. Also, the business of the burnt offering is pretty nasty to our 21st century "cultured" tastes, unless we've been watching Bear Grylls kill animals with his bare hands. After reading only the first two chapters of Leviticus, I have only this to say: "Thank you Jesus for making yourself a once-for-all sacrifice in payment for our sins."

Our next Dinner and Discussion will be on October 14 at 6 pm. We will attempt cover Leviticus 3 through 9. The next bit of entertaining narrative reading begins in Chapter 10 when Aaron's sons get fried.

Interesting Trivia: The Broward Atheists meet at Ye Olde Falcon Pub every week.

10 comments:

Ben said...

This is a killer way to do a Bible study! I may have to steal this idea for my church.

amy said...

What do you think the Broward Atheists talk about every week at Ye Olde Falcon Pub? I think we should crash their meeting and find out.

revolution said...

No, no, no. You're thinking too small. I was thinking something more along the lines of infiltration.

You know, I attend quietly for six or eight months, building up relationships and then I suddenly burst in one week declaring that I've found Jesus and my whole life has changed.

Oh well, it's a thought.

Amy said...

I support that. But you should be sure you're scheduled for regular therapy... those are likely to be some angry - or at the very least - depressing meetings!

Revolutionite said...

We could just happen to show up on the night of their meeting, just to have a beer. They probably hang out after their meet up. Then we can casually chit chat and get to know a few people. Wow them with our charm. Blind them with our light ;>

Anonymous said...

when and where do you meet, how many are there and who anwers questions of interpretation?
can anyone attend?

revolution said...

Our Dinner & Discussion meets every other Sunday night at our home. Though we'll probably go back to the Falcon Pub as often as we can afford it.

There are usually 8-10 of us.
The invitation is open, but we try to get a head count beforehand, because we eat together.

Anyone is open to answer questions of interpretation within reason. I am the leader of the group, but I would not claim the title of "Bible Genius", nor would anyone else in the group.

Jason said...

I really like this concept.

KenL said...

"revolution said...
No, no, no. You're thinking too small. I was thinking something more along the lines of infiltration.

You know, I attend quietly for six or eight months, building up relationships and then I suddenly burst in one week declaring that I've found Jesus and my whole life has changed."

isn't that a bit deceptive? does "thou shall not bear false witness" mean anything?

revolution said...

sorry, I don't speak "King James".

also, if you're going to nit-pick, then that command would primarily be intended for legal cases of one accusing another of wrong-doing.

also, the whole scenario was a jest, in good fun. that old culprit, sarcasm, again.

still, it would make for a good 22 minute sitcom episode i'm sure.

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