UC Berkeley’s TAUG Hosts Cafe Night
On Sunday, May 4th, Berkeley’s Christian journal To An Unknown God presented the latest in their series of cafe nights, featuring music, food and fellowship.
The journal’s theme this semester was “Science and Faith” and the corresponding verse for the night was 1 Corinthians 13:12: “For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.”
To journals thinking of hosting similar events on their campus, potentially in conjunction with the launch of a new issue, editor-in-chief Natalie Cha wrote, “I’m pretty sure the format would work on any other campus! Each Cafe Night is based on the theme of the journal. This semester’s Cafe Night was called “To Know in Part” because the theme of our Spring 2014 issue is Science and Faith.
“The format of the night was a combination of authors speaking about their article and musical performers. We had four musical performances and four author speakers. After each author spoke, there were 4 minutes of Q&A time from the audience. Audience members could send in questions through a google form (example: tinyurl.com/taug2014) and the MC’s would ask the author the questions.
“The event was from 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. We also provided food – pasta, brownies, fruit / veggie platter, lemonade. Tickets were $5 pre-sale / $7 at the door. We made about $200 but this year’s turnout was a little bit small (which was still good!). We usually make $260 – $300 in profit and about 80 – 100 people attend.
“Another cool thing was we had a member of the Berkeley Atheists and Skeptics Society come and speak! It was an interesting dialogue between him and the audience.”
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