Beer and Theology: Autumn Dates

Friday 25th September, 6:30pm – Julie Gittoes, ‘Great Realisations: the Church and Covid

Julie will share some reflections on what the church might be learning and reflecting on a world still grappling with Covid and its impact including: access, inclusion and digital poverty; whiteness and race and how we see the diversity of bodies in the body of Christ; and finally what we are communicating in our body language, individually and institutionally.

Julie is an Anglican priest and theologian based in Hendon, North London.

Friday 16 October, 6.30pm – Murray Macaulay on Sister Corita Kent

Murray will introduce us to the artist, Sister Corita Kent, her work and some of the questions it raises. Sister Corita, now recognised as a key figure in American Pop Art, produced works that reflect her Christian faith and concern for social justice. She also had a distinctive approach to teaching fine art at the College of the Immaculate Heart in Los Angeles.

Murray studied Fine Arts, including printmaking, in South Africa. For the last two decades, he’s worked at Christie’s as a print specialist. He’s now their Head of Prints and Multiples.

Friday 13 November, 6.30pm – Corin Pilling on ‘“Jesus, Remember me, when you come into your kingdom.” Exploring what dementia teaches us about personhood and the heart of God.’

Corin is the UK director for Sanctuary Mental Health, supporting churches in their response to mental health and wellbeing. He thought you might be interested to know that Sanctuary has produced a new resource to help leaders prevent burnout during Coronavirus. This can be downloaded free at

We hope to be able to confirm a date and speaker for September soon.

Past Beer and Theology Events

Beer & Theology Thirty-Nine. Graham Kings. 17/7/20. ‘Nourishing Connections’, poems on women in the Bible.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Eight. James Mumford. 19/6/20. Vexed: Ethics Beyond Political Tribes.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Seven. Margaret Pritchard Houston. 22/5/20. Children, Childhood, God and Church.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Six. Jay Colwill, 24/4/20. What are we learning about mission and the church during Covid 19?
Beer & Theology Thirty-Five. Simon Hughes. 28/2/20. Politically and academically - is the UK a first class country any more?
Beer & Theology Thirty-Four. Sarah Howard-Jones. 24/1/20. From Civil Service to Ordination.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Three. Stephen Godsell.  22/11/19.  Wittgenstein and Newspapers Today.
Beer & Theology Thirty-Two. Peter Welby. 18/10/19. Engaging with Islam.
Beer & Theology Thirty-One. Maria Wyard. 13/9/19. The State of Public Service Today.
Beer & Theology Thirty. Jane Steen. 19/7/19. Dr Johnson: Lay Theologian.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Nine. Adrian and Tom Greenwood. 14/6/19. Civil Society Futures.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Eight. Margaret Cave. 10/5/19. Being an Evangelist in the Parish.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Seven. Mark Clavier. 29/3/19. Consumer Culture: Insights from Augustine.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Six. Muthuraj Swamy. 22/2/19. Reconciliation.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Five. Hannah Swithinbank. 11/1/19. International Development and Lifestyle Choices.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Four. Dr Frank Curry. 23/11/18. Jesus, the Church and the Poor?
Beer & Theology Twenty-Three. Jemma Gilbert. 27/10/18. Social Prescription.
Beer & Theology Twenty-Two. David Atkinson. 7/9/18. Climate Change.
Beer & Theology Twenty-One. Simon Stocks. 29/6/18. Lament.
Beer & Theology Twenty. Rose Waite. 25/5/18. Women and Power in the Workplace.
Beer & Theology Nineteen. Loretta Minghella. 20/4/18. Power and Vulnerability.
Beer & Theology Eighteen. Buki Fatona. 2/3/18. The Mind
Beer & Theology Seventeen. Elizabeth Adekunle. 19/1/18. Feminism.
Beer & Theology Sixteen. Guido de Graaff. 1/12/17. Friendship.
Beer & Theology Fifteen. Dan Warnke. 27/10/17/ A Disabled Church?
Beer & Theology Fourteen. Julie Gittoes 08/09/17. Singleness.
Beer & Theology Thirteen. Prof Joanildo Burity 14/07/17. Religion and Politics in Brazil.
Beer & Theology Twelve. Dr Rachael Burke 16/06/17. Personhood, Death and the NHS.
Beer & Theology Eleven. Richard Sudworth 05/05/17. Christian-Muslim Relations.
Beer & Theology Ten. Simon Lewis 17/03/2017. A Christian's heart for Art.
Beer & Theology Nine. Jamie Klair 17/02/17. London's Nigerian Pentecostal Proliferation.
Beer & Theology Eight. Dr Muthuraj Swamy 06/01/17. Inter Faith Dialogue: Is it Worth It?
Beer & Theology Seven. Lily Botras 02/12/16. What Happened to the Arab Spring?
Beer & Theology Six. Andy Walton 04/11/16. Strike A Happy Media.
Beer & Theology Five. John Moffat SJ 16/09/16. Eucharistic Economics.
Beer & Theology Four. Angus Ritchie 01/07/16. What is Sacramental Life?
Beer & Theology Three. Jos Downey 13/05/16. Science and Theology.
Beer & Theology Two. Rebecca Gormally 18/03/16.
 Crisis in Children’s Care & Education.
Beer & Theology One. David Barclay 05/02/16/ How churches talk about money.

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