Our Table Talks are informal monthly gatherings during which we discuss whatever topics anyone wishes to put on the table. Usually the discussions are theological in nature, but it is not uncommon to chit-chat about politics, family, or just life in general. This is a time for people in the congregation to pick the pastor's brain on things they have often wondered about in relation to the Christian faith and life, but it's also a time to just relax, have fun, and enjoy wonderful fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ.
Tonight, our Table Talk took place at our home around the campfire in the backyard. We roasted hot dogs and marshmallows, made s'mores and pies, talked a little theology, consumed a few "Lutheran beverages," and enjoyed each other's company. It was truly a joy to just "veg out" and bask in the beautiful September evening air (it was even warm enough this evening for the kids to take a dip in the pool). The fire blazed from around 7:00 p.m. to just after midnight (actually, it's still smoldering as I post this).
I love our Table Talks! We have been holding them for almost four years now and they are always a welcome break each month from the hustle and bustle of life. Good eats, good friends, and good discussions - I'm thinking it doesn't get much better than that!