Theology Pub Night

Theology Pub NightHave 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.

June 28th at 7 pm - Explaining Evil - Four Views 

Guest: Dr. W. Paul Franks   Interviewer: Steve Hewko 

Dr. Franks joined the Tyndale Philosophy faculty in 2008 from the University of Oklahoma, where he completed his dissertation A Rational Problem of Evil: The Coherence of Christian Doctrine with a Broad Free Will Defense. He has published articles in Heythrop Journal, Philosophy, Philosophia Christi, Religious Studies and Sophia. He recently published Explaining Evil: Four Views(Bloomsbury Academic). Dr. Franks is a member of the Society of Christian Philosophers and an Executive Member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society.

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

Past Pub Nights

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.