Thinking about Deep Church at an Oxford Pub

Off to Harpenden. London has been a really fantastic time. Sorry I havent blogged much – had trouble logging on. I will post some images and thoughts when i get a chance.

I didnt make the Deep Church seminar last night since we stayed later in Oxford but we did manage to make a visit to the Eagle and Child (C.S. Lewis’s favourite pub) and have a very brief discussion of Lewis – who coined the term “Deep Church” in the 50’s. I think having an ale next at the Eagle and Child in Oxford is a FAR better venue than a theological college in London for having a discussion like this. Dont you?????


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  • I agree completely re: the venue! I am SO looking forward to having a Guiness on my first trip to the Emerald Isle this Saturday! Meeting with a group of “out of the box” Christians and a guy named Wayne Jacobsen. Do you know him?

  • Our “Kindlings Muse”podcast is based on the “Inklings.” One version is done at a pub (Hales) another, a “CS Lewis Show” is at the University of Washington Burke Museum Cafe. You can listen at (check under tab marked Podcast Index).

  • The deep church seminar which you missed out on was good in that Graham Tomlin’s talk on Luther’s theology of the cross was interesting pretty interesting, though I was lost as to what it had to do with deep church maybe I was missing something while struggling to stay awake.

  • The “Bird and Baby” pub was one of mine and my wife’s highlights on our 9-month around the world trip in 96-97. Now it just a faint memory as the 4 kids keep up occupied, and we crank up the volume on Christianity as we build our warehouse church in Chicago.

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