Tuesday November 6: “#MeToo, Consent, and Stories of Saints”

bethTheology on Tap returns to Tuesday evenings as the Rev. Beth Scriven leads a discussion about the #MeToo movement, consent, and to share the stories of saints. Beth was part of important work with our denominations’ church-wide effort to create a culture of honesty and repentance about systems of abuse in the church. She also comes to share the too-infrequently told stories of saints like Thecla, who 2000 years ago counted a miracle when God saved her from her would-be-abusers, a saint who claimed her voice and her place over and against the powers of the day. This will be a conversation not only about pain, but about hope and bravery.

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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October 3: “The State of Immigration”

Join us for a conversation with local leaders and advocates for immigrants and refugees. Amanda Tello from the Missouri Immigrant and Refugee Advocates and Faizan Syed from the Council on Islamic American Relations will be our speakers. We will learn about the latest status of vulnerable immigrants, child detainees, family separation, and refugees. We will also talk about how the faith community can get engaged in questions of justice around immigration, and working against Islamophobia.

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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September 5: “Faith and Organizing for Change “

Should faith and politics ever mix? Does it matter that we marched in pink hats? How can we build real social change? This month at Theology on Tap, we will learn about how interfaith groups around the country work together for social change. Faith groups have been responsible for working to curb violence, end homelessness, and even toward marriage equality. We will talk about the kind of organizing it takes for the faith community to have a voice in shaping policy in a region, and we’ll ask how we might start to shift politics in the St. Louis region.

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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August 1: Hannah Shanks “This is My Body: Embracing the Messiness of Faith and Motherhood “

Hannah Shanks, the author of the brand new book “This is My Body: Embracing the Messiness of Faith and Motherhood” will lead a discussion about her new work, faith, the challenges and joys of parenting, and the power of sacrament to help us re-think our own stories. Hannah Shanks is assistant professor of social work and director of the social work program at Greenville University, Greenville, Illinois. She is a storyteller and has participated in the St. Louis chapter of “Listen to Your Mother,” a live reading series and video sharing company. Hannah is a member of Anam Cara St. Louis, an intentional ecumenical community formed around a shared Rule of Life and weekly observance of prayer and communion

Listen to Hannah talk about her new book:

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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Theology on Tap Recess for July 4

Because the first Wednesday of July is Independence Day, we won’t be meeting for Theology on Tap.

We will see you back at Dressel’s on Wednesday August 1 with Hannah Shanks for a discussion of her book “This is My Body: Embracing the Messiness of Faith and Motherhood.”

Have a great Independence Day.

June 6: “Faith, LGBTQ+ Pride, and the Power of Pronouns” with The Rev. Mike Angell

 

Mike“What are your preferred pronouns?” As we learn more about gender identity and sexual orientation, we discover that concepts like male and female are complicated. To make the start of Pride month, join the Rev. Mike Angell in a discussion about faith, LGBTQ+ identity, and pronouns. What language do we use to name ourselves, to name God? How might subtle shifts in pronouns help us to more fully engage spirituality?

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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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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