Theology on Tap

On April 1, we will be joined by Bishop-Elect Deon K Johnson. Stay tuned for the announcement of the topic!

This month, we’re taking Theology on Tap online. Like all gatherings in the St. Louis Region, Theology on Tap this month can only safely happen online. So you’re invited to Bring Your Own Beverages, Food, and importantly Friends! Let’s gather and talk!

The bishop-elect of the Diocese of Missouri, The Rev. Deon Johnson will be with us on April 1. Our topic is, “Faith for a Challenging Times.”

Holy Communion is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Theology on Tap, Zoom Edition with The (almost) Right Rev. Deon Johnson
Time: Apr 1, 2020 06:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Theology on tap meets the first Wednesday of most months at Schlafly Bottleworks. Join us and bring a friend!

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.

Our rector is the lead organizer of Theology on Tap. You can read more about TOT at:

Theology on Tap Recently:

Theology on Tap March 4 6:30p at Schlafly Bottleworks

Theology on Tap this month takes a theological look at the race for president in 2020. While not endorsing any one candidate or policy position, we look at clips and quotes (see the slideshow below the audio player), places where faith has played a role in the race thus far. We ask the age old question: what role should religion play in politics?  

The Rev. Mike Angell came to St. Louis from Washington, DC. He has been active on both the local and national stage in questions about faith and our political life. He is the author of the forthcoming: “How can I live Peacefully with Justice?” from Church publishing. He is the regular organizer of Theology on Tap. 

Faith in the Primary?

October 1, 2019: May the Force be with You (and also with you…)

Listen in on a conversation with Eden Seminary’s The Rev. Dr. Ben Sanders as we discussed the legacy and ministry of Dr. King, and the state of racism in our country today.

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.

You can watch a video of with speaker Dr. Adam Pearson on the Topic “Housing and Homelessness”

Theology on Tap El Salvador from Holy Communion on Vimeo.