SIP - Spirituality in the Pub
is a forum for
person in our parish is Kevin Grant (firstname.lastname@example.org).
SIP was founded by CATALYST FOR RENEWAL. Its purpose is conversation for the
sake of renewal.
In such conversations we listen to the longings, insights,
questions, needs and aspirations of people. In this way we seek to understand
and gain insight - individually and corporately - into what is happening in the
contemporary situation so that we might respond well.
We also seek to include in the conversation - at least implicitly - the
foundational values of our faith as disciples of Jesus. Thus conversations are
geared around what is actually happening, as distinct from what we might like
to think is happening. These conversations seek to probe both the secular and
sacred dimensions of our lives today. We do this by the careful selection of
themes, topics and speakers. We choose a venue that will be open to such a
conversation for all searchers, not only for those comfortable within
The format of the evening is simple:
It begins at a designated time, say 7.30pm.
There are two speakers.
Each is given 15 minutes to present a point of
The presentations are then followed by a 5
There is then open forum in which the people
are invited to ask questions of the presenters or put their own point of view.
The formal part of the evening ends an hour
and a half later, say at 9pm.
In thinking about this initiative it is important to remember that Spirituality
in the Pub focuses on conversation, not teaching.
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