DCCatholic and the Catholic Information Center present their rooftop Summer Theology on Tap series: Theology on TAPTalks. Join us Tuesday evenings July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4 and August 11 at the Catholic Information Center rooftop! All young adults (21-late 30s) are invited for Happy Hour from 6-7pm with a talk and Q/A to follow from 7-8pm.
Ecological activist Rhett Engelking, OFS shares quirky, sometimes painful lessons from his own ecological conversion story. Simple, intentional living is presented as an antidote for the trappings of a 21st Century existence. He emphasizes a life focused on the experience of the living God and an integral ecology to Christian life.
All too often we look to the world to tell us how to live, and our society is obsessed with finding its worth in accomplishments, appearances and pleasure. This TAPtalk will investigate what it means to have been created in the image of God and how to live fully as a body, soul and spirit while finding our identity in God without turning to the idols of the world. Christie will briefly share her personal story of recovery from an eating disorder to illustrate how misplaced identity and conforming to the world’s standards can keep us from living full and free lives in Christ. The talk will conclude with hope and thoughts on wholehearted living and what it looks like to live this out daily in the midst of our faith walk.
Rhett Engelking transitioned from an 8 year career in Mental Health and medicine to a role as Director of the Franciscan Earth Corps, a young adult leadership development initiative of the Franciscan Action Network. Rhett is a Secular Franciscan who is passionate about creating community around practices of being contemplative in action. Rhett’s advocacy efforts focus especially on ecology.
Christie Dondero is the Executive Director at Rock Recovery, a Washington, D.C. area non-profit organization that supports the journey to freedom from disordered eating. Having gone through recovery herself, Christie understands the depth of emotional, physical and spiritual support needed to recover and is passionate about spreading the message that freedom is possible.
RAIN LOCATION: Catholic information Center bookstore on the street level.
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