Bryan & Christy Berghoef

Christine Berghoef is the CEO of the Institute of Faith, Justice & Dialogue, and the author of Cracking the Pot: Releasing God from the Theologies that Bind Him. She leads seminars on civil discourse and educational trips for students and churches that study the history of oppression and injustice, with an eye to discovering what justice might call for today. Bryan Berghoef is a pastor and the author of Pub Theology: Beer, Conversation and God. He has been convening open faith conversations at bars and breweries in Michigan and Washington DC for the past eight years, and curates a directory of Pub Theology groups meeting across the globe at Bryan also hosts the weekly podcast: Pub Theology Live.

Building Communities of Faith, Justice and Dialogue

How do you create communities of faith for people who are burned out on church, over-churched, or recovering from bad church experiences? How do you create space for wrestling, doubt and discovery in a church setting? How can we engage and learn from people from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions? Bryan and Christine Berghoef have led faith communities that have gathered in yoga studios, bars, beaches and backyards. They’ll share their own journey out of conservative Christianity and discuss the possibilities that exist to grow faith, seek justice, and challenge conventional thinking, while creating spaces for learning, dialogue and community.