Theology on Tap: Patriarchy and its Impact on Christianity

    February 26, 2019
    "Theology on Tap facilitates the types of conversations students need to be having as we grow."-Nick Capobianco ’19, Exercise Science Major

    Campus Ministries hosted its first Theology on Tap for the spring semester last Friday. Theology/religious studies professor Dr. Cyrus Olsen and English/theatre professor Dr. Stephen Whittaker co-presented on the subject of patriarchy and its impact on Christianity. Students raised lots of questions on topics including the current clerical sexual abuse crisis and women’s role in Catholicism and Islam.

    Nick Capobianco ’19, Exercise Science Major, noted the importance of this program to him and his peers: "Theology on Tap facilitates the types of conversations students need to be having as we grow – the ones during which we seek to understand the unfamiliar – and helps everyone involved to be more comfortable with having those conversations more often."

    Theology on Tap is a program founded in 1981 by two Catholic priests who wanted to provide an opportunity for young adults to engage in dialogue about relevant topics in religion and theology. Today, Theology on Tap programs are sponsored by Catholic dioceses across the country, as well as by other Christian denominations, including Episcopalians, Lutherans, Anglicans and some Presbyterian and Methodist churches.

    Campus Ministries’ next Theology on Tap will take place on Friday, April 5 at 5:30 p.m. in The Wine Cellar on Mulberry Street across from the parking pavilion. Guest presenters: Olga Segura, Zac Davis and Ashley McKinless from America Magazine, the founders of the Jesuitical Podcast! Students of all religious denominations are welcome to join this powerful conversation – as long as you are at least 21!

    Interested in more events from Campus Ministries?  

    ·       Mar 3 – Commissioning of Students and Chaperones taking part in a Spring 2019 Domestic Service Trip, 4:30 p.m. Mass in Madonna della Strada Chapel

    ·       Mar 5 – Campus Ministries’ Fat Tuesday Celebration – The Chocolate Fountain, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., TDC Second Floor

    ·       Mar 6, Ash Wednesday – Masses at 12:05 p.m., 4:40 p.m., and 8 p.m. in the DeNaples Center McIlhenny Ballroom

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