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Comment Suppers

A magazine at its heart is an aspirational community. But so often we read something, put it down, and move on. What if we could linger a little longer in the company of others whose distinct lens on the mosaic could enrich our own? Why not try to sew the threads of this issue into the warp and woof of your local neighborhood?

Enter Comment Suppers. We’d like to make it easy for you to gather 6-10 people around a home-cooked meal and one-table conversation.

Several discussion prompts are suggested below, with a recipe and musical playlist along the side. When the evening’s over, use this bookmark in whatever book you’re reading and let the memory of the discussion enrich the words. To deeper connection, reflection, beauty and revelation. And bon appetit!

Fall 2019: Love and Fear

Discussion Questions

  1. What do you most fear?
  2. Is there a connection between your deepest fears internally and that which you fear externally?
  3. What do you most love? Is there a relationship between your greatest love and your greatest fear? How do they relate?
  4. What does Isaiah 58 stir forth in you?
  5. How do you work out the dance between the power of personal relationship and that of systemic structures? In your head, but more importantly, in your actual life?
  6. So much of truth seems to be wrapped up in paradox. What are some of the paradoxes that have struck you while reading this issue? Where do they leave you as you go out into the world tomorrow?
  7. Reflect on this notion that to see aright is to love fully, that to know and be known is the essence of peace and joy. Where does this seeing and knowing happen most consistently in today’s society? Where could it be happening better, and how could you play a role in making it so?

How Did It Go?

So you’ve hosted or attended a Comment Supper. Let us know how it went!