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Faith Focus: ‘Theology on Tap’ sets winter dates

December 23, 2018 GMT

‘Theology on Tap’ sets winter dates

Theology on Tap, a periodic event presented by the Passing Currents Podcast, the Rochester Catholic Young Adult Ministry and Real Presence Radio Network, has set dates for its winter series.

Dates will be Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15, 22, and 29, and Feb. 5 and 12, at Kathy’s Pub in Rochester. Each event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour, with a speaking starting at 7, followed by a Q&A session with the speaker. Each event concludes at 8:30 p.m.

The speaker schedule includes:


Jan. 8: “Getting a Sense of Holy Humor” by Tim Streiff, a talk on finding humor in faith and God.

Jan. 15: “Save Beauty, Save the World” by Brian Kusek, a talk on beauty as a transcendental and how beauty can lead us to God.

Jan. 22: “The Church in Crisis: The Sex Abuse Scandal” by Father Jason Kern, a presentation on the sexual abuse crisis in the Catholic Church, presented by Father Kern, the vocations director for the Diocese of Winona-Rochester.

Jan. 29: “Grill the Priest” with Fr. Tim Biren, an open Q&A session with Fr. Tim Biren, pastor of the parish cluster of Eyota and St. Charles.

Feb. 5: “Living Out the Truth of Sexuality” by Teresa Martin, a talk, based primarily on the letters of Pope John Paul II, on Catholic teachings on sexuality.

Feb. 12: “Why You Shouldn’t Kill Yourself” by Susan Windely-Doust, Ph.D., a talk on the moral and ethical implications of physician-assisted suicide.

For more information on Theology on Tap, visit www.passingcurrentspodcast.com/theology-on-tap.

Rochester church hosts classic rock Christmas

On Dec. 23, Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester will host a unique classic rock-themed Christmas service, “Let There Be Peace.” The service starts at 4 p.m.

This service will feature classic rock music from the 1960s, ’70s, and ’80s. This service provides a contemporary, creative approach to understanding how Christ’s birth is still relevant in our lives and world today.

Each classic rock song focuses on how the Christmas Spirit is calling each of us to experience peace in our lives and work for peace in the world. Scripture, poems, video, and messages will be shared throughout the service.

In addition, Peace will offer these holiday worship times:

• 10 a.m. Dec. 23, All-Comers Christmas Program.

• 4 p.m. Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Lessons and Carols Service with Candlelight Communion.

• 6 p.m. Dec. 24, Blue Christmas Service: Contemplative Instrumental with Candlelight Communion.

• 10 a.m. Dec. 30, One Service.