Pub Theology 2021
Pub Theology 2021
Monday Nights in June
6:30 p.m. - Music Series Concert
6:45 p.m. - Talk Begins
In-Person: Parish Hall
Streamed live: links for each date will be provided below at a later time
Join us Monday nights in June as guest speakers will engage in hot topics and cold beer – complete with Q&A. Although we aren't yet able to return to the pub, this year's events will include in-person attendance, and are BYOB.
The Pub Theology Music Series spotlights singer/songwriters from the DFW music scene, featuring a fifteen-minute concert at the beginning of each evening. This is an exciting way for the church community of Saint Michael and beyond to discover new artists that are thoughtful and engaging, intersecting art and faith.
June 7 - "Christianity and Other Religions: Exclusivism, Pluralism, and Inclusivity" with Professor Ruben Habito
Join us as we kick off Pub Theology 2021 by welcoming Professor Ruben Habito from Perkins School of Theology! Professor Habito is Professor of World Religions and Spirituality and the Director of Spiritual Formation at Perkins, as well as the founding teacher of the Maria Kannon Zen Center. His research interests include Japanese medieval Buddhism, themes in comparative theology, and spirituality and socio-ecological engagement.
Special LIVE music provided by Rosco Johnny.
June 14 - "Christianity and Suffering" with Bishop George Sumner
Pub Theology continues on Monday, June 14 with The Right Reverend George Sumner, the seventh Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas. Before being elected to his current role in 2015, Bishop Sumner served as principal of Wycliffe College in Toronto, Canada. Sumner has a Ph.D. in theology from Yale, and has written a book about priestly calling and a commentary on Daniel. He also has a M.Div. from Yale Divinity School and a B.A. from Harvard College.
Special LIVE music provided by Christine Hand.
June 21 - "Atheism: A Christian Response to the Objections of Atheists and the New Atheism" with Dr. Billy Abraham
Pub Theology will meet Dr. Billy Abraham on Monday, June 21! Dr. Abraham is the Albert Cook Outler Professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology and an ordained Methodist Pastor. His research interests include Wesleyan and Methodist theology, Cardinal Newman, renewal movements in Christianity, ecclesiology, divine revelation, and theological education.
Special LIVE music provided by Ryan Flanigan.
June 28 - "Christianity and Cancel Culture" with Father Bob Johnston
The last Pub Theology gathering of 2021 will be led by our own Father Bob Johnston! Join us for a discussion about the recent trend of "cancel culture" and how we, as Christians, should feel about it. Bob has graduate degrees in theology, law, and business from Southern Methodist University, and maintains an intellectual property law practice during the week.
Special LIVE music provided by Paul Demer.