“I used to think that drinking anything with alcohol was about escaping the present and drifting into a sloshy other world. But now I know something I did not before. Beer is not [rightly] a means of drunkenness nor is it merely a lubricant to grease the skids to sin. Beer…can be a gift of God. It is one of [God’s] mysteries, which it was a delight to conceal and the glory of kings to search out. And men enjoy it to mark their days and celebrate their moments and stand with their brothers in the face of what life brings.”
So says Stephen Mansfield in his book, The Search for God and Guinness. On Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m., Barkley Thompson, Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, will explore the spirituality of beer. In this fun-filled and enlightening course, Barkley will engage figures ranging from the Egyptian god Osiris to C.S. Lewis of the Narnia Chronicles. And, of course, we’ll taste some delicious beer!
Thursday, May 25 | 6:30 to 8:00pm
$30 per person.