A local FELLOWSHIP HALL where the MEN break BREAD, tap the KEG, and toast their HEROES.
On the second and fourth Thursdays of each month, men gather at The Ladder to engage in a vigorous, non-“lowest-common-denominator” type of ecumenism among the three Great Christian Traditions. We aren’t afraid to put on our theological boxing gloves to spar for a minute, and to take them off for a shared pint the next. If you haven’t seen a Catholic listen to the life story of John Wesley; if you haven’t watched a Protestant learn about Evagrius of Pontus; and if you haven’t seen Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant men sit around a table together and talk theology until midnight . . . then you need to come to the Hall of Men. Doors at The Ladder open at 7 pm, food is served at 7:30, and the Eighth Day Convocation (Hymn, Nicene Creed, Patristic Reading, Scripture and Lord’s Prayer) starts at 8:30, followed by the lecture.
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
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Jan 26 – George Elder on Robert E. Lee
Feb 9 – Bill Coleman on T. S. Eliot
Feb 23 – Fr. Joshua Burnett on Kohák.
Mar 9 – Erin Doom on Blessed Paisius Velichkovsky
Mar 17 – Feast of St Patrick
Mar 23 – Erin Doom on St John Chrysostom
Apr 13 – Holy Thursday
Apr 27 – Fr Paul on Stanley Jaki
May 11 – Kevin Mortimer on Robert Barclay
May 25 - Dusty Gates on John Senior
June 8 – Matthew Umbarger on Rabbi Akiva
June 22 – Ben Davis on Lesslie Newbigin
July 13 - Pipes & Pints
July 27 - Dr. James Juhnke on Cornelius Wedel
Aug 10 - Jay Mullinix on Henry Whipple
Aug 24 - Erin Doom on St. Anselm of Canterbury
Sep 14 - Peter Orsi on Dag Hammerskjold
Sep 28 - Fr Geoff Boyle on St Michael the Archangel
Oct 12 - Pastor Josh Black on John Calvin
Oct 26 - Gene Veith on Martin Luther
Nov 9 - Tom Rhein on Sir Thomas More
Dec 14 - Derek Hale on Herman Bavinck
Click here for a timeline of heroes presented at the Hall of Men.
We hope to eventually create a gallery of heroes.
Audio archives are slowly being made available for Eighth Day Members.
At the next Hall of Men, this Thursday evening (September 28), Fr Geoff Boyle will be presenting St Michael the Archangel. If you're not familiar with the western Feast of Michaelmus, which falls on September 29, it is the Feast of the Archangels which celebrates Saints Michael, Gabriel, Uriel, and Raphael.
As usual, doors will open at The Ladder at 7 pm and food will be served around 7:30 pm. At 8:30 pm we'll prepare for the lecture with the Eighth Day Convocation: hymn, patristic and scripture readings, the Nicene Creed, and the Lord's Prayer. Then a great lecture followed by good questions and discussion, good fellowship, and just possibly a few good smoke rings.
We hope you can join us at The Hall to learn more about St Michael the Archangel!
-The Hall of Men
P.S. Information and early rate registration for our third annual Inklings Octoberfest is available at THIS LINK.