Theology on Tap is A Book Monthly Book Club
Purpose: To provide a community dialogue centered on the topic of Christianity and culture. The goal is to help people in their journey of belief while providing an intelligent and respectful forum where ideas can be discussed openly and honestly.
Meeting/Times: We will meet Sundays once a month in the evening at 5:30 P.M at Macado’s restaurant on 922 University City Blvd, Blacksburg.
Structure: Fr. Miller from St. Philip’s Anglican Church will be the moderator for the discussion time. Each month we will read a selected book and discuss it. The meeting will begin at 7:30 P.M. and end at 9:00 P.M. Participants may stay after the allotted time for further discussion, but the forum will officially end by 7:00 P.M.
Participants: Theology on Tap is open to all people regardless of certain religious or non-religious beliefs. It must be stated, however, that the book club seeks to provide an unashamedly Christian framework in all its discussions.
Theology on Tap Reading List 2019
October 6 – You Are What You Love by James. K. A. Smith In his book Smith explores the idea that who and what we worship shapes our hearts. While we may desire to shape the culture, we are often unaware of how the culture shapes us. Smith explores the formative power of culture in contrast to the transformative power of Christian worship. He explains the importance of worshiping a local community of believers and why it is crucial to Christian formation and discipleship.
November 3 – Ordinary Saints by Robert BennebIn his book Theologian Robert Benne explores the Christian life in it’s religious and moral aspects by writing about th evocation of the Christin in every day life. He discusses Christian identity, the call of God, moral development, and marriage and family life as well as various other topics.
December 1 – Anglican Catholic by Bishop Mark Haverland Written by Bishop Mark Haverland, the presiding Bishop of the Anglican Catholic Church. His book Anglican Catholic: Faith and Practice provides a concise and yet throrough, introduction to the orthodox Anglican faith. Bishop Haverland covers topics such as Authority in the Church, the Bible, Church History, The Sacraments and worship, Christian Moral Teaching, the Blessed Virgin Mary, medical ethics, and many other topics.
St. Dunstan’s Academy of Christian Studies
Is a part of a four year series dedicated to covering the following four topics in each year:
Year 1: The Old Testament
Year 2: The New Testament Year
3: Early Church History Year
4: The writings of the Early Church Fathers
St. Dunstan’s is free and open to everyone. The study is led by Father Wade Miller. The evening begins with The Order of Evening Prayer in the Sanctuary followed by study and discussion of the topic that year. You can join in at any time. The purpose of the study is to help us learn and grow in our Christian faith, and discuss and fellowship together. We invite you to join us as we learn and grow in our faith together!
What is Anglican? (Catechesis)
The word Catechesis means religious instruction given to a person in preparation for Christian baptism or confirmation, typically using a catechism.
Catechesis is a study for all who desire to learn more about the Christian faith including: church history, matters of doctrine, the ancient creeds and how the earliest of Christians interpreted the faith. Catechesis will be held from 5:30-7:00 pm on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Sunday evenings beginning September 8. Catechesis will explore the Christian faith and we will read the book Anglican Catholic by Bp. Mark Haverland. All are welcome, especially those wishing to join our parish. Dinner will be served prior to the study. If you’re interested in attending, please let Father Miller know.
Childcare will be provided by Ava and Annie Miller; children will learn Bible stories, do activities, and eat dinner with those going through the classes. This will be a wonderful time to grow in the faith. Plan to join us! We invite you to join our study whether you are already a Christian or someone interested in church membership or simply desire to learn more. If you are interested, please contact Fr. Miller
We invite you to worship with us throughout the week.Please join us for Evening Prayer at St. Philip’s on Wednesdays at 6:45pm before St Dunstan’s Academy of Christian Studies. We use the 1928 Book of Common Prayer and participate in a Traditional Anglican Service for the order of Evening Prayer. Please join us we worship our Lord together!
The Mass is defined as the central act of worship, it is our Sunday worship service in the Anglican Tradition and the heart of the mass is Holy Eucharist.
Sunday Mass starts at 10:30 a.m.
Weekly Mass is generally available Wednesdays at 12:00pm, but is subject to change based on schedule for the week. It would be a good idea to check our calendar for our weekly masses and or subscribe to our email newsletter for updates.
Our services consists of a Traditional Anglican Mass following the liturgy of the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.
We Invite you to come and worship with us.
O taste and see that the Lord is good – Psalm 34:8 (KJV)