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Faith, Food, Friday - featuring "The God Squad" - is a project of The Village Square, devoted to building community across divides.
We live in an age when we can summon up a personally tailored life experience with the touch of a button or two. Our favorite TV shows are queued up at home awaiting our arrival, Amazon and the New York Times alike help us read more of what we've already just read, every Google search can give us whatever we wanted to find and we can even choose our very own multiple choice version of reality in the news source we pick.
We're only just now catching on to the down side of the bells and whistles of individualization: we're becoming atomized.
We've become so programmed to receive instant gratification that the complexities and compromise of building community wear quickly. We seem less and less willing to make any sacrifice to become a part of a greater whole. Not only are we living in ideological silos with the people just like us* - increasingly some of our silos have an occupancy rate of just one (think increase in mass shootings by a lone troubled gunman who kept to himself).
As we're beginning to see what happens when what we thought we wanted goes to seed - multiplied by millions of us as it goes to scale - this modern problem requires attention.
Facilitating the conversation is Betsy Ouellette Zierden.
*(100 years of social psychology experiments tell us that likeminded groups grow incrementally more extreme in the direction of the majority view in that group. Explains a lot, doesn't it?)
Faith, Food, Friday is $8 if you register through the Tuesday ahead of each program ($10 after) and free if you’d like to bring your own lunch with you. We offer online payment as a courtesy so you don't have to stop at the door but note that there is an additional fee when paying online.
Assorted deli wraps (choice of turkey, ham, or veggie)
Tossed green salad
Meet the God Squad, the brains behind our series “Faith, Food, Friday: Improbable conversations for people of faith and no faith at all (because talking politics wasn’t hard enough). Whoever you are, whatever your beliefs, bring an open mind, an open heart (and an empty stomach) for a continuing conversation that makes it safe to bring your beliefs to the public square - just as you are. We hope you'll join us as we explore what happens when people of good will who might disagree cross each others' thresholds and break a little bread together.
From left to right: Rev. Josh Hall, First Baptist Church; Father Tim Holeda, Co-Cathedral of St. Thomas More; Pastor Darrick McGhee of Bible Based Church; Betsy Ouillete Zierden of Good Samaritan United Methodist Church and Rabbi Jack Romberg of Temple Israel Tallahassee.
Parking: Plenty of parking is available onsite. Enter the front of the building at steps.
(Photo credit: Pimthida)