Symposium [sim-poh-zee-uhm]

Noun, plural symposia [sim-poh-zee-uh]

  1. A meeting or conference for the discussion of some subject, especially a meeting at which several speakers talk on or discuss a topic before an audience.

  2. A collection of opinions expressed or articles contributed by several persons on a given subject or topic.

  3. An account of a discussion meeting or of the conversation at it.

  4. (In ancient Greece and Rome) a convivial meeting, usually following a dinner for drinking and intellectual conversation.

Welcome to Symposia. We are a group of lawyers, professors, entrepreneurs, and pastors, who are passionate about seeking truth in a world filled with smoke and mirrors. If you’ve ever felt like it isn’t okay to question the prevailing opinion in culture, in politics, and in religion, then you’ve come to the right place. We dare to ask tough questions about topics both important and controversial, and we promise a refreshing frankness in a world full of obfuscation, platitude, and pandering to public opinion.

Those writing here come from a variety of perspectives and backgrounds, but we are united in our desire to cut through the fog and to follow truth unflinchingly, wherever it leads. Most likely, we won’t all agree on a given subject, but you can expect a conviviality and respect which makes possible a deep investigation of tough issues.

A symposium, in its original sense, was an after-dinner party composed of people gathered to talk about subjects of true importance (in this instance: culture, politics, and religion). It usually involved drinking, to ensure frankness of speech. Plato’s Symposium was a dialogue between thinkers who vehemently disagreed on the nature of love, and we see this as our model. In an age of political polarization, we want to come together to investigate issues society generally avoids.

So grab a glass of wine (or a cup of coffee, your call) and join us in pursuing truth wherever it may lead.  

Less pandering. Less platitude. More truth.