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Theology on Tap - "What Does It Mean To Be Human?: Fulfilling the Needs of Our Hearts"

Poster_TOT_CL_Speakers.jpgThurs., Sept. 26th:

“Who am I?”  “What is happiness?”  “What is important in life?”  We cannot avoid these questions that are so fundamental to life.  The answers we find -- that we either accept or reject -- shape the way we face reality.  As Pope Francis (the then Cardinal Bergoglio) stated, "The drama of the world is the result not only of the absence of God but also and above all of the absence of humankind, of the loss of the human physiognomy, of human destiny and identity, and of a certain capacity to explain the fundamental needs that dwell in the human heart."  This presentation will bring these and similar questions to the fore, and discuss how looking at our life's experience helps us to know how we're made and what can fulfill us.


Brandon Cook

Brandon was born in Washington, D.C., raised in Chesapeake, Virginia, and in high school lived with his family in Pakistan and Hungary. He graduated from Yale University (ES) in Linguistics in 2007 and from the University of Wisconsin - Madison in Art History in 2010. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame where he is writing a dissertation on the reception of Gothic sculpture in the Middle Ages.

Jim Stokman

Jim is a fourth year medical student at the University of Minnesota and father of two children, Issac (2 yrs) and Lía (2 wks). He is from the small town of Crosby, Minnesota, where he was home schooled through high school, finishing his senior year with a semester abroad in Milan, Italy, studying art. He graduated from the University of St Thomas, MN, in 2009 with a BA in Catholic Studies and a BS in Biochemistry. Upon graduation from medical school next year, he plans to do a residency in orthopedic surgery.


What is Theology on Tap?

Theology on Tap is a monthly event, generally the fourth Thursday of the month, where 20s&30s are invited to join us for free beer and engaging talks by some of the leading thinkers, speakers, educators, innovators, and activists in the nation as they share their insights on various contemporary issues facing young adults today.

Contact: Nicole Garcia