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Tim Schenck: The Surprising Connection between Coffee and Faith – From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Drink
May 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Holy Grounds: The Surprising Connection Between Coffee and Faith
From the coffee bean’s discovery by 9th century Ethiopian Muslims to being condemned as “Satan’s drink” by medieval Christians to becoming an integral part of Passover in America, coffee has fueled prayer and shaped religious culture for generations.
Episcopal priest Tim Schenck (a former Redeemer parishioner!) will explore the fascinating — and controversial — history of the world’s favorite beverage — and share some personal experiences from his recent adventures journeying through coffee farms in Central America, making a pilgrimage to Seattle, visiting coffeehouses in Rome, and staying at a monastic community in Pennsylvania where monks roast and market their own beans.
His latest book is Holy Grounds: The Surprising Spiritual Connection Between Coffee and Faith — From Dancing Goats to Satan’s Brew (Fortress Press).