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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“The Good, the Bad, and the Ivory Tower: American Higher Education and its Discontents”
September 19
6:30-8:30 p.m. at Schlafly Bottleworks

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? What is at stake for those who choose to go to college and for those who don’t attend? Historically, almost no one attended college, but it has recently become an established norm. How does our view on these issues speak to our view of human nature and society? How can we live together as we wrestle with these questions? While some perhaps overvalue education, there are others who seem almost against it, viewing it as a means of indoctrination. All this and more as we discuss “The Good, the Bad, and the Ivory Tower: American Higher Education and its Discontents.” Come have a brew, share your view, and lend an ear to others'.

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Previous Discussions

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?

July | The Rule of Law vs. The Ruler of Laws 
In our time, we are forced to reckon with what it looks like to enact just laws and enforce laws justly. What purposes does and should the law serve?


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