An evening of Life, God, and other Small Topics.
Gentlemen, if you hunger for intellectual stimulation and spiritual growth, along with some good food and wine, the Men’s Supper Club is the place for you. We meet on the first Tuesday of each month. Our next meeting will be on Tuesday, December 9, at 6:30 p.m. in the Garnsworthy room at St. John’s.
This fall we are looking at selections from Eric Metaxas’s volume Life, God, and Other Small Topics. This book is a collection of essays from Socrates and the City – a speakers’ forum that asked major Christian thinkers to ponder today’s most important questions.
In the Age of Enlightenment, during the 17th and 18th centuries, atheism must have seemed bright and shining. It was a time of reason over passion, of replacing old beliefs with new discoveries, of replacing old obligations to a corrupted church with the new freedoms of individual beliefs and actions. It was the dream of a society without God, where people would make their own destinies.
Three centuries later, the dream is tarnished. Atheistic societies have proven themselves just as capable of becoming corrupted and of carrying out evil actions as any theistic society. Atheism seemed to fit nicely in a world of reason and discovery, but we have found that there are some profound truths that cannot be known this way.
On December 9, we will look at what Alister McGrath has learned in his research into the nature and history of atheism.
It is recommended that you read McGraths’s chapter – The Twilight of Atheism – pages 237-267 in Life, God, and Other Small Topics beforehand. If you would like help finding a copy of this book please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to attend, please send a note to Damien Benedict so we can plan for the meal. We will be asking a nominal fee to cover the cost of the dinner. And if you haven’t read the chapter – come anyway!