Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Taste and See

This post caused a very minor flurry of quite appropriate correspondence a couple of weeks back. Last night I mentioned the fact that although 'Taste and See' appeared on the church notice sheet as happening every Monday night at 9.30 p.m. in the Old Farmhouse (a pub) nobody would have the first idea what it was. The name will be changing, we agreed.

I offered Trendlewood Men's Night as an Aunt Sally but it was rightly pointed out that some of the men (well one last night) weren't really Trendlewood men (sound like a sort of missing link like Piltdown Man).

Trendlewood men and some others meet in the pub for a drink all welcome hasn't really got that snap a pithy title needs (can pith snap?) so we decided that 'Men in Pub' sort of worked and the venue would give a big clue as to the locale it was serving. So, from January 8th (after Trendlewood Committee) we will be Men in Pub.

Topics for discussion need suggesting soon or we will have to listen to Ed's repertoire of 30 year old jokes again. It's a mighty repertoire and one day he may tell one I haven't heard. Morning Ed.

By the way it's not all beer. Wine drinkers and abstainers welcome. The Sussex bitter is very good though.


Bruce Faulkner said...

A good topic for discussion might be how to get roast potatoes back on a Monday night instead of crisps.What might be the ethical and theological implications of such a prictical outcome and what about everyone's waste lines? We get called men ut pub in Durham, that or look another riet (right)load of drunk students again!

St said...

Why aye man but at least yer gerra canny pint a Sam Smiths in town like. Haway.

Men at Pub said...

Perhaps it helps to give the name some further explanation regarding the name "Taste and See"

As you know it is a quote from Psalm 34 Verse 8

Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.

Or to use the Contempory English Version Version

Discover for yourself

that the LORD is kind.

Come to him for protection,

and you will be glad.

Taste and See started as an outreach for Trendlewood church. A place where men could come in a non-threatening environment and ask questions about God. Quite literally to discover for themselves what it was all about over a drink. It helps when there are theologians like yourself who can answer those difficult questions.

"Men at pub" was a term used to by those who did not quite appreciate the deep theological roots that "Taste and See" had.

St said...

I'm confused. Is a blog called 'Men in pub' suggesting that the name 'men in pub' is somehow inadequate? And if so, what is the alternative suggestion please?