6.2.2015 // Leah Libresco // “Faith as a Foreign Language”

Boston Theology on Tap is proud to host Leah Libresco on Tuesday June 2 @ 7p!
Leah Libresco grew up as an atheist, and started studying Catholicism in detail in order to have better fights with “the most interesting wrong people” she met in college. She wound up conceding the fight and becoming Catholic (and CNN and MSNBC reported on her conversion). She still likes arguing though, both on her blog (Unequally Yoked: A Geeky Convert Picks Fights in Good Faith), where she discusses anything from dating ethics, to approaches to almsgiving, to ways to forge communities in cities. She runs a monthly debate group in Washington DC, as well as hosting sporadic Christian forums (most recently, on queer Catholics and on the Benedict Option). Her first book, Arriving at Amen: Seven Catholic Prayers that Even I Can Offer is on sale now.
On Tuesday June 2, Leah joins Theology on Tap @ the Rattlesnake on Boylston to discuss “Faith as a Foreign Language.” After converting to Catholicism, Leah had to learn to relate to God personally through prayer, rather than simply reason about Him as a philosophical puzzle.  She relied on secular signs of beauty (like math, ballroom dance, and pottery repair) to help her find a way into Catholic spirituality. When she spoke at a recent Theology on Tap in Australia, there were some 400 people in the audience (!), so come out and bring a friend (or 4) to give her a big Boston welcome on June 2 @ 7p!

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