Monday, October 10, 2005

Theology on Tap

Yesterday's Washington Post had an interesting column about how today's churches are helping people find faith outside the confines of the walls of a church. The article featured examples of church ministry that ranged from aviation to golf -- whatever it takes to integrate the church into members' (and potential members') lives.

Of course, the Catholic church is doing its thing. The column highlighted an activity that made me smile:
To reach twenty-somethings, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington sends clergy into bars. The program, called "Theology on Tap," was started several years ago by the Archdiocese of Chicago. Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick is sometimes the featured guest and typically draws a standing-room-only crowd of more than 500 as he delivers a light sermon and fields questions, said archdiocese spokeswoman Susan Gibbs.
Where was this ministry when I was in college?


At 6:29 AM, October 11, 2005, Blogger ma01432 said...

No kidding. I think it's a great idea--creating an environment that is more relaxing and friendly to discuss difficult topics. I find the church intimidating for real questioning of the faith--never mind those cold church basements!


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