Be part of the Conversation for Theology on Tap Interfaith Conversation with the Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders

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 ZoomGoogle 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?

  1. Where do you locate yourself within your religious tradition? How does the discussion about the “Black Church” cross-denominationally intersect with your sense of place in your religious tradition? Do you have affiliations bigger than your denomination?
  2. Dr. Sanders talked about the questions faced by the Black Church in the St. Louis region. What questions does your particular tradition face in this area?
  3. To what degree has your faith driven you into action “into the streets?” To what degree does your faith take care of your inner life? Is there a tension between the two?

Author: Mike Angell

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