Learn it. Grow it. Serve it.
What is Theology on Tap
The Archdiocese of Chicago is excited to announce the launch of a revitalized Theology on Tap for Summer 2017! This year, Theology on Tap will help support and celebrate your spiritual growth as you explore how God is present in your life in a number of new and exhilarating ways. The Archdiocese of Chicago Theology on Tap events will focus on learning about your faith, growing in your faith, or serving through your faith; deepening your relationship with Jesus Christ your way.
Do the words “learning about your faith” take you back to religion classes in the second grade? Although those classes (and the coloring books that come with them) are great, learning about faith as a young adult means exploring more about your personal relationship with Jesus Christ and developing that relationship as a basis for your faith. These Theology on Tap sessions will help guide you in your discovery of who God is and how He cares for you in your everyday life.
The Theology on Tap sessions that focus on growing in your faith will help you understand more about what it means to be a Catholic and how faith incorporates itself into everyone’s lives. Whether it’s why the Church goes pescaterian every Friday in Lent or what it means to get married in the Church as opposed to on a beach, we will cover the most relevant Catholic questions, answers, teachings, and learnings you can think of.
Service to others is God’s love in action. The Archdiocese of Chicago is thrilled to offer service based Theology on Tap sessions where young adults have the opportunity to build relationships with one another and with God. During these Theology on Tap sessions, parishes throughout the archdiocese will host service activities followed by a meal and time for personal reflection. In this way, you will serve just as God has done, is doing, and will do for us in our communities.
The Three Taps
“Being Christian is not the result of an ethical choice or a lofty idea, but the encounter with an event, a person, which gives life a new horizon and a decisive direction.” – Benedict XVI
Who is Jesus? Why is he important for my life? Why is he important for our world today? These are the key questions that we will seek to address in these Theology on Tap sessions. Your Catholic faith is based on a relationship with a person – Jesus Christ. Meeting God and his son are the key beginnings of building a lifelong relationship with God through prayer, learning, and service.
If you are already active in your faith, this track is meant to help you dig deeper to see how God is with you every day. These Theology on Tap sessions will help you understand more about what it means to be a Catholic in our ever changing lives. Topics will include Catholic perspectives on everyday issues, practical understandings of teachings from the Catechism, talks on Saints, prayer forms, and more.
Service is a joyful response to loving one another as Christ has loved us. It builds awareness of the world around us and creates opportunities for relationships with others. Through serving and being with others in these Theology on Tap sessions, you will have the opportunity to realize that everyone is capable of goodness, and that just how we have served, so that God has done, is doing, and will do for us in our communities.