Pub Theology

beer, conversation, and God 

Happening at a pub or microbrewery near you! Official Directory here


What is Pub Theology?
Open and honest conversation with friends (new and old!) about things that matter.

The format is simple.
Beer, conversation, and God. Everything is up for discussion, no assumptions, no barriers to entry. If you are going to get upset because someone questions something that is important to you maybe this isn’t for you, but if you think that whatever might be true ought to be able to stand up to being questioned maybe it is.

Pub Theology in the Huffington Post: Pursuing Faith Over a Pint

OFFICIAL DIRECTORY: Listing of gatherings across the country here.

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Bryan is currently facilitating Pub Theology gatherings in Saugatuck, Michigan on Wednesday evenings at 7pm. He occasionally facilitates sessions in Washington DC on Tuesday evenings (7pm) at the Bier Baron Tavern in Dupont Circle (1523 22nd St NW). He was the founder of the group that met in Traverse City, MI . Bryan has also facilitated several pub sessions at Harmony Brewing Co in Eastown, Grand Rapids.

Not in the area?  Find a group, start your own, or read the book!  A very accessible and engaging account of what Pub Theology is, how this particular gathering arose, with anecdotes and musings based on actual conversations that have happened at the pub. Also gain insights on how to start your own gathering!  Read more here.

Need resources? AVAILABLE NOW: Pub Theology 101: A Guide to Cultivating Meaningful Conversations at the Pub – a complete eBook resource for anyone looking to host, facilitate, or begin conversations of their own, including tips for best practices, and hundreds of sorted discussion topics on everything from art, belief, and atheism to death, morality and philosophy from nearly 5 years of pub conversations. All this for less than the price of a pint ($2.99) at (Convertible to non-Kindle formats).

Want Bryan to host a discussion at a pub near you?  Want him to speak to your church about starting a pub group? Send him a note:  bryan [at] rootsdc [dot] org.

21 responses to “Pub Theology

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  3. I need to come down, been seeing it advertised but never got around to it. Sounds like an interesting evening!

  4. Jon

    This makes me miss living in Michigan! Cheers from Texas.

  5. Stuart

    I’ve just finished reading your book ‘Pub Theology.’ Thanks for being willing to put your thoughts and practices down on paper and getting them published. I was greatly challenged and am now about to begin a similar group with a small number of people who are just hanging on to the periphery of the small church where I pastor in Scotland. Thank you once again for your encouraging and timely book.

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  7. Cheers from Kansas City! Great post on Huff Po! I would love to be a part of a Pub Theology group! Guess I might need to get your book and start one?

    • Thanks, Bob! The book might be a good starting point. I’m also releasing a new ebook, hopefully before the end of the month, that is a good complement to the first one, plus a great resource for ongoing conversation topics. Cheers!

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  13. My husband & I are coming to DC on March 7-12. I would love to come to the pub meeting, not sure it will fit in our schedule though. We will be staying in that area, any church suggestions?

    • Hi Marge-
      Glad to hear you’re coming to DC. Unfortunately I’m won’t be at the Pub Theology gathering that night – but it will still be happening! As for churches, you’d be welcome to visit ours: Roots DC ( Otherwise I’d recommend The District Church or any number of other good options, depending on what you’re looking for.


  14. Thanks for the suggestions! We’ll be staying in the Woodley Park area so I’ll try to get over to Roots. I grew up in Holland, Michigan(Reformed Church) so your story fascinates me.

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