Theology on Tap
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Welcome to Theology on Tap in the greater Lafayette area!
Theology on Tap is a chance for adults in their 20’s and 30’s to come together for good times, good speakers, and good beer. We meet once a month at Harry’s Chocolate Shop in West Lafayette. Come join us for a time to renew your faith and get to know other people with similar faiths and interests in a casual and fun atmosphere.
Every session we invite a different speaker for a BRIEF presentation on faith issues that directly relate to your life in a modern world. Strengthen your faith by talking about real world topics grounded in the teachings of Christ and of the Church. Each speaker talks about an area of interest to you and then, unlike a typical lecture, leaves time to answer YOUR questions and concerns.
Come join us at our next event, grab a brew, meet a friend, and learn something new… all in the comfort of a great local bar!
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WHEN: Every First Tuesday of the Month during the Academic Year and Every Tuesday in July
WHAT: Theology on Tap
WHERE: Harry’s Chocolate Shop
WHY: Fellowship, Learning, and Faith
WHAT ELSE: Good Beer, Great Times
With the lack of ministry to young adults in larger cities, Fr Jack Wall, a priest at St. James in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, created Theology on Tap®. His parish would host six speakers throughout the summer for college students home from school. The program culminated with a cook-out at the Bishop’s residence. TOT’s popularity spread throughout the Chicago area, with many parishes copying Fr Wall’s work. Now in its 25th year, young adults can find Theology on Taps in 46 states and 6 countries! A great deal of gratitude is due to these first groups of priests and young Catholics from Chicago for creating such a successful ministry.
Theology on Tap is a new ministry to the Diocese of Lafayette-in-Indiana. We are sponsored by St. Thomas Aquinas parish in West Lafayette. Unlike many of St. Tom’s ministries we are not just geared towards the students of Purdue. We would like for EVERY young adult in the Greater Lafayette area to feel welcome at our gatherings.
Currently we meet monthly on the first Tuesday of every month during the school year and every Tuesday in July during the summer at Harry’s Chocolate Shop in West Lafayette. Social hour begins at 7:00. Sessions begin at 7:30 with a short presentation from a speaker who is an expert on topics related to modern day Christian living. After the short presentation the floor is opened to questions from anyone who might have one. The rest of the time is devoted to socializing and getting to know one another and supporting each other in our shared Catholic Faith. Come early and have dinner with us or come just for the presentation and social time, either way
Tuesday, July 5th at 7:30 pm
Topic: The History and Theology of Pilgrimages
Speaker: Fr. Raymond Bryce, O.P.
Tuesday, July 12th at 7:30 pm
Topic: Psychology & Spirituality
Speaker: Dr. Mark Glafke
Tuesday, July 19th at 7:30 pm
Topic: Freedom of Expression vs. Censorship in the Age of the Inquisition
Speaker: Dr. Angelica Duran
Tuesday, July 26th at 7:30 pm
Topic: Icons, the Image of God, and Human Relationships
Speaker: Dr. Ashley Purpura