Pub Theology tonight at 7pm on Zoom

It is the first Wednesday and we will be meeting virtually at 7pm, for Pub Theology.

We had a wonderful in-person gathering last month and hope you will consider joining us over Zoom tonight! A few folks who mentioned interest have been added to this email, if you know of others who should be included please send those names to me.

A reminder that this monthly meeting will be adjusted as needed based on COVID.

Zoom link: Pub Theology

Topics & Questions- THIS WEEK: New Year hopes, loving our enemies, impermanence and growing older

  1. What has you most hopeful for 2022? Is there one new thing you’d like to try this year?
  1. How does social media usage impact your mood? Do you think you will spend more or less time on social media this year as compared to last year?
  1. Without giving away any spoilers, in the newest Spiderman film, Peter Parker wrestles with helping his enemies even at risk to those he loves. How far does Jesus’ command to love our enemies extend? Should caring for and protecting our own family and loved ones come first?
  1. The Buddha taught that suffering happens when we expect things to be permanent that are not: precious possessions, family members, loved ones, even our own lives. He argues that meditating on impermanence can teach us to respect and value every moment and all the precious things around us and inside of us. Discuss this approach. Would life be better if more things were permanent? Is anything permanent, in your view?
  1. Betty White passed away last week at the age of 99. Her approach to getting older: “It’s not a surprise, we knew it was coming—make the most of it. So you may not be as fast on your feet, and the image in your mirror may be a little disappointing, but if you are still functioning and not in pain, gratitude should be the name of the game.” Discuss your own experience with aging.