Theology on Tap

Theology on Tap Fall Series:  Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species

1st and 3rd Wednesdays starting September 16th

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm via Zoom


41s3wMCpoL. SX331 BO1204203200 Does theology matter?  What is a liberal Presbyterian or Protestant theology?  How might liberal Presbyterians and other liberal Protestants represent a distinctive way of being faithful?  What contributions and offerings might they bring to address issues in the contemporary church and the world? 

These are questions, among others, that reformed theologian, Presbyterian, and Craig Family Distinguished Professor in Reformed Theology and Justice Ministry at Davidson College Douglas F. Ottati addresses in his important book, Theology for Liberal Presbyterians and Other Endangered Species.  Although published in 2006, the book continues to relevant and thought-provoking while at same time accessible to all. 

Starting on Wednesday, September 16th — and meeting on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month — join Mark Zaineddin as we gather virtually to discuss Ottati’s book chapter by chapter throughout the fall.  Chapters are short, accessible, and in essay form.  In addition, we will also listen to a few podcasts and Dr. Ottati will grace us for a session towards the end of the series. 

From the back cover …

In this witty and concise book, theologian Doug Ottati contends that liberal Presbyterians and other liberal Protestants still have much to contribute to the contemporary world.  … Writing out of the Reformed tradition and a theology of grace with a dose of humor, he addresses current issues. … This book is a call to liberal Presbyterians and other liberal Protestants to restate, rethink, and revise traditional theologies and beliefs in the face of contemporary knowledge and realities.

The book is available for delivery from many bookstores as well as on Kindle.  If you plan to join us, please pick up a copy as soon as possible.  If you need financial assistance to purchase the book, please let Lori Pistor or the church office know.  For questions on this upcoming series, please contact Mark Zaineddin.