What is Theology at the Bottleworks?

Theology at the Bottleworks (TATB)—one of the longest-running ministries of The Journey—is a monthly discussion that seeks to be a modern "public square" bringing people together from all views and perspectives, religious and irreligious, to discuss the important topics of our times.

Why is this ministry important to The Journey?

Loving a people and place requires study of it, seeking to know and understand its complexities, past, present, hopes, fears, beliefs and objections. In Acts 17, Paul relentlessly studies the cultural context of Athens. He studies their way of life in an effort to better understand the people to which he’s been called. In seeking to know them, he looks at their behaviors but also beyond them to compassionately investigate their motivations, their deepest longings, and their most pertinent questions. When we participate in this cultural exegesis, we are better equipped to identify both the beauty and the brokenness before us and respond in Gospel-centered and contextualized ways.

How can I participate?

The discussion starts at 6:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of every month in the Crown Room at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood.

Grab Your Seat

Consider joining the Planning Group if you want to take part in brainstorming topics, discussing their gospel implications, and cultivating a respectful, engaging atmosphere.