Engage with us for Theology on Tap

One of the things we miss most about Theology on Tap in person is the back and forth discussion. In the pandemic online world, we can still hear from speakers, but it has been hard to create room for discussion. We want to invite you to recreate that space with us.

For the discussion, we want to ask two things of you:

First: ask questions live.

Use the comments on Youtube or Facebook to share your thoughts and ask a question. We know, we know, midwesterners hate drawing attention to themselves, but we have designed this format specifically so we can hear from you. Please think of a question beforehand, ask during the presentation. What have you always wanted to ask a Jewish leader?

Second: Build a Table Discussion

Consider creating your own “table” to talk with friends after the presentation. You could use Zoom, Google Meet, Facebook Rooms, or your own favorite video chat. Invite a group of friends to watch with you (live, or later on), and sign in to talk.

Here are the discussion questions. Who do you want to talk with?

  • Mike and Rori talked about how Jews and Christians practicing their faith in the pandemic, What has been a challenge for your faith, your traditions, in the pandemic Have their been new learnings for your faith and practice?
  • The conversation talked about a number of difficult places in Jewish/Christian relationship: the legacy and present reality of anti-semitism, sometimes even reinforced by Christian Worship, the complex questions around Israel/Palestine and US Politics. Do you have memories of a complex or beautiful moment of encounter across the Jewish/Christian relationship? What was meaningful about the moment for you?
  • Mike asked Rori to “locate herself” within Judaism. Where would you locate yourself on your own faith journey? Have you chosen that location intentionally? What brought you there?

Author: Mike Angell

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