Theology on Tap

Originally created for younger adults, Theology on Tap invites people of all ages to connection, conversation, drinks, and theology in a casual atmosphere around the city. Drinks and conversation at 7 p.m. The presentation begins at 7:30 p.m. During COVIDtide, Theology on Tap has moved to Zoom. 

Theology on Tap presents

The Joker and the Problem of Chaos 

Tuesday, June 8, 7 p.m. on Zoom

with Matt Chambers-Rhea and the Rev. Dixon Kinser

Theology on Tap is back in June with The Theology of the Joker: Batman, Chaos, & the Problem of Evil. Presented by St. B's Matt Chambers-Rhea and the Rev. Dixon Kinser, St. Paul's, Winston Salem. 

After his first comic book appearance in 1940, Batman’s arch-nemesis, the Joker, has evolved over the years to become a universal symbol of chaos in the world. As we watch Batman wrestle with how to deal with this chaotic force in Gotham City, we, as followers of Jesus, are also invited to wrestle with chaos in our world. What is chaos? How do we deal with it? Does scripture say anything about chaos? 

Explore these questions and more as Matt and Dixon help us understand what the Joker and Batman’s relationship might be saying to us about chaos and evil in our world.

Join the Conversation >>>here

Meeting ID: 876 0303 2402

Adult Formation Classes

In-person classes are suspended indefinitely. Online formation opportunities are posted below. 

    The Rector's Forum

    April 18 - May 16 at 11 a.m. on Zoom

    with Fr. Sammy Wood

    The Rector's Forum returns with "Notes on Building the Barque." Come, learn, discuss, and reflect on the vision, Fr Sammy has painted for St. Bartholomew's through the Barque. 

    The Rector's Forum 

    Meeting ID: 885 3416 3700
    Passcode: 4800


    Watch Session 1, The Overview of the Barque >>>here

    Watch Session 2, The Hull: Community >>>here

    Watch Session 3, The First Sail: Share the Gospel >>>here

    Watch Session 4, The Second & Third Sails: Serve the Poor & Share the Gospel >>>here

    Watch Session 5, The Mast: Formation >>>here

    Women's Bible Study

    Thursdays, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. (during COVID, Thursday evenings 8-9pm)

    Thursdays beginning January 7, the women’s Bible study will begin a low-key study of Martin Luther’s booklet A Simple Way to Pray, which is a modern translation of Luther’s practical take on the Lord’s prayer and other important texts. A few books are available in the gallery or can be acquired on Amazon for Kindle ($3) or paperback ($4). 

    Our new mantra is “Barely something is better than nothing!” so please drop in regardless of the amount of preparation you’re able to put in or how long you’re able to stay. This multigenerational gathering is open to all women of any walk of life and at any point of the faith journey. We’ll reflect, discuss, and pray for each other and the world. 

    We meet through Zoom on Thursday evenings, 8-9 pm, through May. For more information, contact Gretchen Abernathy at

    Life Groups

    Would you like to be more connected to your St. B’s family?  If yes, then we'd love for you to consider the two new Life Groups that Rev. Serena will be forming this Easter season. These are committed, intentional micro-communities of parishioners exploring God in their lives. There will be a women’s group and a co-ed group, which will meet from the end of April through mid-June. Groups meet for 1.5 hours each week for 8 weeks, with an option to continue, and you need to be able to make at least 6 of the 8 sessions. 

    We seek to form intergenerational groups, with a mix of ages and experiences with church and matters of faith. Each group will have a convener determined after the group forms. 


    Rev. Serena will run a logistics meeting for each group for 20 minutes on Sunday, April 18 during the formation hour at 11. Each group will pick its regular meeting time at that brief logistics meeting and the first group meetings will be the week of April 25. Rev. Serena will attend the first group sessions. The groups will meet at St. B's, either outside or in the gym if it rains, and will follow our COVID safety protocols. We hope you will email Rev. Serena at to receive our FAQ sheet, express your interest in joining one of the groups, and see if there is a spot for you!