May 2: “From the Gallows to the Dissection Table: Medicine and Religion through History” with Dr. Rebecca Messbarger

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Are “science” and “faith” incompatible? Despite today’s loud opinions, you might be surprised what scholars, scientists, and faith leaders had to say hundreds of years ago. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Rebecca Messbarger, cultural historian and professor at Washington University. Looking at exemplary cases of reforms in medical science, even dissection, we will discuss how religious enlighteners defended the compatibility of faith and scienceWe’ll talk about how the discoveries of empirical science and philosophy helped revitalize the faith and to foster reform.

 

 Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Wednesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

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April 4: “After the March for Our Lives: What’s Next” with the Moms Demand Action

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Following the historic “March for Our Lives” come and speak with Gail Wechsler, the Faith Outreach Leader for Missouri’s “Moms Demand Action.” Gail will be joined by Mary Haggerty, a seminarian from Holy Communion who has also been on the Moms’ steering team. This organization has been seeking sensible gun reform in Missouri, and across the country since the shooting in Sandy Hook Connecticut. Come discuss how we can be a part of the change in our State.

 Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Wednesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

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Feb. 6 Feminism and Faith with The Rev. Hope Welles Jernagen

HopeOver the past few months, the cultural understanding of gender and justice has shifted. The #MeToo movement has caused us to question the way we relate to one another professionally and intimately. How do we engage this moment faithfully? What resources and challenges come from our spiritual traditions?  How do we both within and from the church make strides towards justice with women?
The Rev. Hope Welles Jernagen, a priest of The Episcopal Church also serves as the director of Magdalene St. Louis, a residential community for women who have survived lives of sexual exploitation, violence and addiction. Hope will lead us in a wide ranging discussion about faith, feminism, and the role of spirituality in dismantling the systemic oppression of women.

Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Tuesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

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January: We stand in Recess

For the month of January we will be taking a recess due to the proximity of our regular Theology on Tap time to the New Years’ Holiday. We’re letting the Dressel’s staff take the night off.

We’ll see you in February for our next event.

A blessed Christmas and New Years to you and yours.

December 5: Advent and Christmas Trivia

grinch.jpgIn December we switch up our usual pattern for some fun. We’ll also be playing Advent and Christmas Trivia! Get your teams together to compete for fabulous prizes. There will be questions about Christmas movies, music, along with Church history and stories about how we ended up celebrating the Incarnation in such a strange manner
Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Tuesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

November 7: A History of Death, exploring culture and mortality

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At the start of November the church for centuries has celebrated “All Saints and “All Souls.” But the way in which we have celebrated has changed significantly over the 2000 years of Christian history. In part, that change reflects a shifting attitude toward death in the various cultures in Christianity. This week we’re going to take a look at different Christian approaches to death. We’ll talk about different cultural practices and ask “What happens to us when we die?”

Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.  Join us and bring friends.

Theology on Tap meets upstairs at Dressel’s Pub at 6:30pm on the First Tuesday of each month. Click for a map

Dressel’s Public House
419 N Euclid Ave.
St Louis, MO 63108

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