Beer & Spirituality

The Beer & Spirituality Discussion Group:  This group meets every Tuesday evening in Wichita, KS.  This group explores teachings of Jesus, philosophy and spiritual themes in movies.  Yup, that’s right… we think you can even see God’s fingerprints in movies like The Matrix, Batman and The Avengers.

When:  Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM

Where:  The Pour House in downtown Wichita.  Address:  711 E Douglas Ave.  Wichita, KS 67202.
If you can’t find us just ask a Pour House server where we’re sitting.

What’s it like?  It’s meant to feel like a regular trip to the brewery with friends, only the subject of conversation is spiritual.  When you arrive, order a drink and grab a table.  Bring a friend to discuss with or join another table.  We catch up a bit, then pass out a few discussion questions to help get the conversation rolling.  Then we hang out until the bar closes.  No sermon, no singing (whew!)

Topics we’ve discussed:

  • Does God exist?
  • Ghost stories in the Bible!
  • Jesus felt anxiety too: What the Bible really says about anxiety and depression
  • Did Jesus drink alcohol?
  • Hidden symbolism in the Genesis Creation story
  • Making sense of the Old Testament
  • What is our purpose?
  • The most misunderstood verses in the Bible
  • Lost in translation: Secrets from the Bible’s original language

Who’s it for?  This isn’t your typical faith exploration group; we want people who are skeptical, agnostic and non-religious to be comfortable exploring Jesus here without judgment.  Rather than study a particular denomination or tradition, we go straight to the original sources.  The discussion questions we pass out each week contain cultural and historical context.  These tools help us understand the mindset of the people who wrote the Bible.  This approach helps you figure out how to interpret the Bible for yourself.  We investigate metaphors, symbolism, words lost in translation; anything cool that unlocks a deeper meaning to the story.  It’s like solving a puzzle together.

We strive to create a community where people can comfortably share what they’re truly thinking and wrestling with.  Rather than worrying about who is right and who is wrong, we trust that God is speaking to all of us.  Our collaborative approach encourages us to continue exploring and learning together as peers.  Grab a beer with us at the brewery Tuesday!