Pub Church w/ Pittman McGehee, Sr. & Dave Madden

Date and Time

Sunday, September 10th
5:30 PM


Parish Hall, Episcopal Church of the Resurrection
2008 Justin Ln.
Austin, Texas 78757


For our first Pub Church this fall, we’ll gather in a new space with two trusted friends and partners: Front Porch thinker-in-residence, Pittman McGehee, Sr., and Dave Madden, local music genius. Join us in the Parish Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection–located just blocks off the intersection of Justin and Burnet–as we partner with local food and drink purveyors to, for the first time ever, create our own unique pub in a church space.

Using this new location as a launch pad, we’ll hear Pittman’s studied take on exactly what it is we do when we gather in this context, regardless of location, and then we’ll all riff together about why pub church interests and engages us, and about how we can do it more meaningfully as The Front Porch moves forward.  This informative evening for both our seasoned congregants and newcomers alike will shed light on why we think pub church is an authentic way to gather and reflect on what matters in our world and local communities. We hope you’ll join as an active co-creator in this classic Front Porch dialogue!

J. Pittman McGehee, D.D. is an Episcopal priest and Jungian analyst in private practice in Austin, Texas. He is widely known as a lecturer and educator in the field of psychology and religion, as well as a published poet and essayist. He is the author of The Invisible Church: Finding Spirituality Where You Are (2008)Raising Lazarus: The Science of Healing the Soul (2009), Words Made Flesh, and The Paradox of Love, now available for sale through The Jung Center of Houston’s Bookstore.

To listen to Pittman’s latest appearance on the Front Porch, visit our podcast here.

Dave Madden was voted Best Music Arranger at the 2013 AMP Austin Music Industry Awards and Top 10 Best Keyboardists as voted by the Chronicle’s 2014 Music Poll. An incredible talent with a degree from the prestigious Berklee College of Music, Dave’s peers consider him a “musician’s musician.” He has been hired to perform with a diverse range of world-class artists, from reggae-pop favorite Michael Franti to legendary rock icon Steve Miller. Madden won Best Austin Record of 2010 with his ambitious pop-rock release, Open-Eyed & Broken Wide, an unprecedented double-album 20-page art-book and high-res audio download. As the Statesman put it: “Like summer, it would be nice if Madden’s choruses lasted forever.”

Since 2012, The Front Porch has hosted pub church, complete with live music, food & drink, open conversation and Communion. This fall, we’ll meet each Sunday at 5:30 PM in the Parish Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection, partnering with local food and drink purveyors and studio artists to provide folks with the same innovative experience all have come to expect from this one-of-a-kind evening. We hope to see you there!

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