Theology at the Bottleworks

Hosting events for the purpose of creating space for dialogue and discussion on matters of cultural significance.

Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'. Always free and open to absolutely anyone. Join us the third Wednesday of every month for our discussion at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood

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December 19, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks

Join the conversation this month as we discuss One: Still the Loneliest Number. In a sea of humanity and webs of technological connectedness, loneliness is remarkably common. Why? What's the difference between being alone and being lonely? Loneliness is cited as a public health problem – what are its causes and consequences? Join us as we discuss why we experience loneliness and what we can do to remedy it in ourselves and others. Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'. 

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Previous Discussions


November | Forgive and Forget? Cultural Attitudes Toward Forgiveness in 21st Century America
In the wake of a divisive Supreme Court nomination process in which the country was split over whether allegations of past sexual assault should be a deal breaker for confirmation, and with people more ready to protest and declare outrage than ever, more cultural attitudes toward forgiveness are on display than ever. Who or what are we willing to forgive as a society? What kinds of behavior should we forgive? 

October | Free Speech and Hate Speech: Limits from Law and Ethics
In this election season, in this aftermath of the Supreme Court nomination process, in this moment of social media influence and sound bites, the concept of speech and how we use it is more important than ever. What are the uses and limits of free speech today? Are we as free to speak as we think we are? As we want to be? Are there ethical boundaries that should curb our freedom of expression?

September | The Good, the Bad, and the Ivory Tower: American Higher Education and its Discontents
Many people have suggested that higher education in America is a troublesome bubble. Student debt is unsustainable and most students who enter college never graduate. Why has it become so necessary for people to attend these institutions of higher learning? 

August | To Your Health! (Whatever That Is)
What is good health and how do we get there? With all the attention given to physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health, is being healthy one of the most important values and goals in our culture? What do we mean when we say we want to be healthy? Is there more than one way to be healthy? What is the connection between health and happiness

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