Theology Pub Night

Have you wanted to find a place to enjoy a nice cold beer, cider, and/or pop * (that's 'soda' or 'cola' to our American friends), snack on popcorn and chips, and listen to theological perspectives on a variety of topics? Then our Theological Pub night is the place you need to try out. On the last Friday of the month Wycliffe, in partnership with The Meeting House, provides an ideal location to grab a cold beverage, mingle with others, and join in a spirited conversation on a range of topics. We start with a time of socializing and then move into an interview with someone in the know about the topic and then open the floor for questions and answers.

Theology Pub Night
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Nov 29th  5:15 PM (movie) and 7:00 pm (conversation)

Topic: Free will, the future, God, and time

Guests: Bruxy Cavey and Ephraim Radner

Bruxy Cavey will be in conversation with Ephraim Radner exploring the question of whether God knows the future and, on a more practical level, the conversation will turn to everyday notions like finding one’s purpose (God’s will for your life), and other thoughts. To help in this conversation we will be showing the movie The Adjustment Bureau earlier at 5:15 PM in the West Lecture room to which everyone is invited. If you want to pick up a supper there are a number of choices around the university area and we will, of course, provide the popcorn, because you can't watch a movie without it.

- Movie: The Adjustment Bureau (Trailer:
- Location: West Lecture room at Wycliffe College
- Time: Friday, Nov 29 at 5:15 PM
- Food: Feel free to bring supper with you.



*  Drink tickets purchased at event
  • Beer and Cider - $5.00
  • Pop - $1.00
  • Chips and theatre popcorn are on us

Past Pub Nights

October 2019 - Amanda W. Benckhuysen       Listen   
The Gospel According to Eve: A History of Women's Interpretation


Amanda W. Benckhuysen (PhD, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto) is Johanna K. And Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior professor of Old Testament at Calvin Theological Seminary and a researcher in biblical interpretation and reception history. 

In conversation with Steve Hewko, Amanda shared how our view of Eve has historically influenced both society and the church.

September 2019 - Larry Reynolds, Julia Lee, and Natasha Fernandes    
Medical Assistance in Dying

August 2019 - Paul Carter and Bruxy Cavey       Listen   
Navigating Theological Difference

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Date: August 30, 2019    
Guests: Paul Carter and Bruxey Cavey  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

Bruxy Cavey and Paul Carter model constructive dialogue as they discuss the importance of doctrine, what the scriptures teach on navigating theological difference, and the serious impact of using the word heresy.

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July 2019 - Bishop Stephen Andrews       Listen   
How to Handle Disagreements in the Church


Date: July 26, 2019    
Guest: Bishop Stephen Andrews  Interviewer: James Sholl  

Bishop Stephen Andrews shares his thoughts with James Sholl, in light of the division witnessed at the recent Anglican Synod, on how the church has and is handling theological rifts.

June 2019 - Dr. W. Paul Franks - Explaining Evil - Four Views       Listen   


Date: June 28, 2019    
Guest: Dr W. Paul Franks  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

In Explaining Evil, Dr. Franks explores the views of four prominent philosophers, an Armenian, a Calvanist, a Darwinian, and a Platonic view, presenting their arguments for why evil exists.

Dr. Franks discusses Theistic Libertarianism, Theistic Compatibilism, Atheistic Moral Realism and Atheistic Moral Non-realism, covering topics including free will, theism, atheism, goodness, Calvinism, evolutionary ethics, and pain.

May 2019 - Rev. Dr. David Robinson       Listen   
The Relevence of Patristics and A Critique of Two Kingdom Theology

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Date: May 31, 2019    
Guest: Dr David Robinson  Interviewer: Scott Leveille  

Dr David Robinson, in conversation with Scott Leveille, discusses who the Patristic fathers were, why do we view them as authoritative, and why we should consider listening to them today. To close the conversation the question was raised, if the church disappeared tomorrow what would Toronto notice?

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April 2019 - Prof. John Bland - Math: The Language of God?       Listen   

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Date: Apr 26, 2019    
Guest: Dr. John Bland  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

Dr John Bland was our guest and in coversation with Stephen Hewko, explored the world of mathmatics and its relationship to the journey of faith.  Due to technical problems the audio is lower quality.

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March 2019 - Prof. David Reed - The Paranormal       Listen   

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Date: Apr 5, 2019    
Guest: David Reed  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

An interesting night of discussion on things that go BUMP in the night. Two-thirds of the close to fifty people in attendance raised their hand when asked if they had experienced or knew someone who experienced a paranormal event. The topics ranged from the difference between demonic possession and ghostly encounters and the friendly/protective ghosts versus the maleovolent. David Reed, Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Theology at Wycliffe College, has studied the paranormal and was consulted for forty episodes of Ghostly Encounters, which ran from 2005 to 2011, shared his opinion of how we should view these phenomenons.

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February 2019 - A Night with Bruxy Cavey       Listen   

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Date: Feb 22, 2019    
Guest: Bruxy Cavey  Interviewer: Steve Hewko  

We were excited to host Meeting House pastor, Bruxy Cavey, for a broad-ranging fireside chat on religion, theology and culture. Bruxy shared his heart and thoughts around issues of personal belief, scripture, the implications of the cross, and application of theology to issues of peace and all the way to speculations on existence of extra-terrestrials. Insightful as always, Bruxy helped us navigate and explore these complex themes.

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October 2018 - Prof. Barth Netterfield - The Universe       Listen   


Date: Oct 26, 2018    
Guest: Barth Netterfield  Interviewer: Patrick Franklin  

Barth Netterfield, a Canadian astrophysicist and a Professor in the Department of Astronomy and the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, was a key member of the instrument team for BOOMERANG, the experiment that made one of the first accurate determinations of the age, geometry, and mass-energy content of the universe. Barth, in conversation with Patrick Franklin, Associate Professor of Theology at Tyndale Seminary, discusses his work in astro-physics, the universe, and the discoveries that have been made. He also discusses his faith and how it ties into his studies.

September 2018 - Jonathan Pageau - Tales of An Icon Carver       Listen   


Date: Sep 28, 2018    
Guest: Jonathan Pageau  Interviewer: Jordan Duerrstein  

Jonathan, possibly the only icon carver in North America, talks to Jordan about his fascinating journey from being a good ol' baptist boy to the Eastern Orthodox Church. After being disillusioned with contemporary art and giving up being an artist he discovered the hesychastic tradition, a mystical tradition of contemplative prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and found himself being drawn to iconography.