A group of gentlemen in Newton, KS meet monthly to engage in civil and thoughtful conversation. They call themselves Pipes & Pints and they are the fruit of their experience at the Hall of Men. Several of our guys have attended their meetings and liked them so much that they convinced us to try out their format. The Hall of Men has done so three times, and each time it has been a fantastic experience, particularly in terms of ecumenical dialogue.
We liked it so much, in fact, that we've decided to make it a monthly Eighth Day Institute event. Because the format is so effective at facilitating great conversations and authentic ecumenical dialogue, we don't want to limit it to men. So we're calling it the Eighth Day Round Table and we're inviting all ladies and gentlemen to participate. Our good friend and EDI Board Member Nick Pohlenz will be the moderator.
Here's the format: Doors open at The Ladder at 6:30 pm on the first Tuesdays of each month. At 6:45 pm., anyone interested in pitching a topic gets thirty seconds to use their rhetorical skills to convince us their proposal deserves discussion. Proposed topics are ranked by secret ballot, tallied in real time, and then taken in sequence, third-ranked, second-ranked, and finally the first-ranked question from the previous meeting, which will have given you some time to ponder and prepare for one of the three topics. Each topic is given about 30 minutes of discussion, with a ten-minute break in between each round.
The pre-selected question for this meeting is provoked by a beautiful little booklet I purchased from Eighth Day Books: Against Amazon: Seven Arguments / One Manifesto: Is there a justifiably moral rationale to boycott Amazon? In other words, are you for or against Amazon and why or why not?
Light hors d'oeuvers will be provided.
As usual, beer and wine will be available on a donation basis.
We're looking forward to room full of ladies and gentlemen engaging in a great ecumenical dialogue of love and truth.
We hope to see you 6:30 pm at The Ladder on Tuesday, February 6!
Eighth Day Institute seeks to renew culture by promoting the common heritage of Nicene Christianity. And we are committed to facilitating a dialogue of love and truth as a step in that direction. This means we gladly allow a broad range of perspectives. But it does not mean that we agree with everything presented or published.
We hope and pray that you will join the conversation. And we humbly ask you to help us continue promoting the unity of Christians for the sake of our dying culture. Please consider joining our growing community of Eighth Day Members today.