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.
In lieu of our regular first Hall of Men gathering in July, we're bringing bringing Pipes and Pints back once again to The Ladder on the Thursday evening of July 13. Nick Pohlenz will be moderating the conversation.
Pipes and Pints, Brandon Buerge's spin off of our Hall of Men, meets monthly at Brandon's casa in Newton, Ks. You can sign up for their emails by contacting Brandon.
We'll open the doors at The Ladder at 7 pm, start the Eighth Day Convocation at 8:00 and then begin the conversation at 8:15 pm.
Pipes and Pints format: Anyone who so desires gets thirty seconds to pitch a topic for discussion. Proposed topics are ranked by secret ballot (tallied in real time), and taken in sequence, third-ranked through first-ranked, about 45 min each, until the clean-up round at 10:00pm.
As usual, expect great conversation and fellowship. And, if you study Brandon's primer on how to blow smoke rings, we might even have a few good smoke rings.
We hope you can join us for a great evening of pipes and pints.
-The Hall of Men
Our friend Ben Davis will present Lesslie Newbigin at the Hall of Men on July 27, 2017.
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 to see you at The Hall!
-The Hall of Men
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