October 7: “Toppling Statues?” with the Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders

On October 7 theology on tap will meet at 6:00pm in Tower Grove Park. Registration required. Spaces are limited.

Theology on Tap seeks to create a “low pressure” environment for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today. We encourage anyone to attend, whether Episcopalian or not.

Since we cannot meet indoors safely, we will have this month’s theology on Tap in Tower Grove Park at the “Son’s of Rest Pavilion.” The largest of Tower Grove’s pavilions, it is located near the southeast corner of the park, near the Stupp Center.

This month The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders of Eden Seminary will lead our discussion. The Sons of Rest Pavilion, where we’ll meet, is very close to the place where a Cristopher Columbus statues stood until a few months ago. We’ll talk about the moments of the Black Lives Matter movement, our international conversation about race and human rights. We’ll ask together whether removing a statue was a goal in and of itself, or a step in an ongoing process.

This event is BYOE (Bring your own everything). You’re welcome to bring some food and a beverage of your choice (following park rules, note that glass bottles are prohibited.). There will be limited picnic table seating, but we encourage you to bring your own chair as well. We will follow Holy Communion’s outdoor gathering protocols, and ask that you check your symptoms before you come, wear a mask and keep physically distant from folks not in your own household. Feel free to order and pick up some food and a beverage from our partners at Schlafly.

Registration is required, and there are limited spaces. Reserve today.


Author: Mike Angell

The Rev. Mike Angell is rector of The Episcopal Church of the Holy Communion in St. Louis.