Bay City Coffee and Tea is back in my good graces. Jeff the barrista confirmed that they don't use "Big Train" powdered crap like the ice rage. The signs are just up for something to look at. Right on! Highjack corporate brand recognition.
Tonight I came for a bluegrass jam and stayed for a discussion about biblical historicity put on by Grace Christian Fellowship. Jeff asked me what I thought, and here it is: It was pretty good, a little more didactic and less relational than I might like, but it was inoffensive and has great potential.
It all started from The Da Vinci Code, a book I have yet to read. They wanted to clear up the historical divergence in the novel so that it didn't become an "urban legend." The presenters upheld the nature of Christ and the scriptures while the PoMo crowd questioned how the cannon came to be. All in all an engaging evening.
Perhaps they could select a topic that offers true open dialog where the biblical world view offers many options for discussion. That may allow the guys to come off the high stools and become participants in a wider discussion, building trust and relationship.