7 presentations arranged for excellent conversation. Each one is a full-presentation in and of itself. Start from the top, or scroll until you find one you want to present on!
You will receive a work of art; painting, poem, story, or myth; listed as the “Inspiration Source.” The author will then provide context in the form of background, discussion points, or leading questions. Your MC should lead your group through the presentation, pausing at points to give your Pub ample time to discuss interesting points. As an MC, feel free to encourage discussion! The Inspiration Outlet work is meant to serve discussion! Don’t feel like you have to “get through” it. When the conversation is ready to move on, then move on to the next point.
Click on the IO work you’d like to view. It will download as a PDF.
The Church Fathers
Some cultural problems are eternal, and the Church has always wrestled with them. Nick Haushaltzer, a Presbyterian Calvinist, uses the writings of John Chrysostom, a 5th Century Bishop, to examine how the Church ought to deal with material wealth. He includes 3 excerpts from Chrysostom, each exploring a different question.
Feel free to read one as a whole presentation, or all 3 for an entire night. It is theological in nature, but Haushaltzer frames it to be accessible for any audience.
The Despondancy of Modernity
An eye-catching piece, true art acts as part of the cultural conversation. Theodore Clayton leads us through his interpretation of “The Unicorn” by Michele Del Campo.
This is a very low thought, high anecdotal presentation. It can be consumed on its own, but will most likely lead to engaging discussion, showcasing how a good art-piece can act as a powerful mirror to society.
The Honest Farmer
3 stories, compared side-by-side, provides a case study for how different cultures approach Honesty. Daniel Booth has each story accompanied by their own question set, and then has a separate question set for all three in comparison with each other.
Click on a box to see that story.
The Priest's Soul
This story is very Irish and reveals a lot about how Medieval Irish people saw the world, and where they determined truth came from. The emergence of the butterfly is cute, but is not the focus of the story. A lot of its core themes still relate to our present culture.
Click on the Box to read the tale (10 min read.)