Theology-on-Tap" is a young-adult ministry that originated in the Archdiocese of Chicago over 20 years ago. On various evenings throughout July, God-talk, friends and beer or other beverages come together as a means of building Christian community. Over 60 Roman Catholic parishes serve as home base for about 3,000 20- and 30-somethings who gather to hear speakers engage them in conversation.
Media literacy is an issue picking up steam in the church, as I discovered when I found myself attending two conferences on the subject last year. John Peterson, director of public media ministry and electronic media production for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Tex Sample each addressed multimedia possibilities and worship.