Theology on Tap gathers at 6:30pm on the First Tuesday of most months. Join us and bring a friend!
In November, we will forego our usual Theology on Tap to participate in the Bishop Walkabout conversation at 6pm November 5 at Trinity Church in the Central West End. Anyone who would like is welcome to join the rector for a beverage at Dressel’s after the walkabout to talk about the bishop election.
After many years of partnership with Dressel’s Pub, we’re sad to say they have let us know they can’t make space available anymore.
At Theology on tap some of us are members of local Episcopal churches, but not all of us. We seek to create a “low pressure” environment to invite your non-churchy friends for conversations about faith, ethics, politics, and life today.
Theology on Tap Recently:
October 1, 2019: May the Force be with You (and also with you…)
Listen in on a conversation with Eden Seminary’s Dr. Adam Ployd as we discussed the relationship between Theology and Star Wars. Ahead of the premiere of “The Rise of Skywalker,” we talked about the Force, Jedi powers, and the theological implications of the Star Wars mythology. May the Force be with you!
September 3, 2019: Faith and Ft. Sill
Our own Rev. Laurie Anzilotti, Maharat Rori Picker-Neiss and other leaders from the “Heartland for Human Justice Coalition” lead us in a conversation about their recent bus trip to protest the construction of new immigrant detention facilities, and we unpacked the question “what does our faith require of us when our neighbor is detained?”
August 6: Faith and Reproductive Justice:
Missouri has been in the national news as “pro-life” advocates have pushed for new laws and policies that may make us the first state in the union with no clinic offering abortion services. While regarding all abortion as having a “tragic dimension,” since before Roe v. Wade The Episcopal Church has advocated for reproductive choice in local, state, and national policy. We were joined by Dr. David Eisenberg and M’Evie Mead of of Missouri Planned Parenthood in a conversation about faith and reproductive justice.
June 4: Faith, Pride, and the Trans Community
For Pride month, we hosted a conversation about faith, gender identity, and what it means to be an ally with our trans siblings. Sayer Johnson, Director of the Metro Trans Umbrella Group was our speaker.
April 2, 2019 “Harry Potter and the Sacred Story” with the rector and Prof. Hannah Shanks
For a generation of readers, Harry Potter has become an important touchpoint in questions of hope, love, and working against evil. Together we’ll ask “How does story become sacred? What does it mean to read Harry Potter alongside Scripture?” Feel free to wear your favorite Harry Potter regalia, and come for a discussion about the relationship of Harry to faith.