unTapped Topic: Healed!

Next up for unTapped: what role does faith play in our physical health and wellbeing?

Topics we may cover:
  • Are spiritual people healthier/happier?
  • What role does faith play in your medical decisions?
  • Do you know of people who have waived certain medical procedures on the basis of their faith?
  • Do you pray for those who are sick? What are your expectations from those prayers?
Join us at MOKA all Summer long for conversations about ethics, faith and spirituality.


unTapped Topic: Who wrote the Bible?

So much of Western faith is revolves around the Bible. Some people recognize only the Tanak, while others recognize the New Testament, as well. Our question tonight: who wrote this book?

Here is a small, somewhat silly video that a group of youth put together. This represents a fairly run of the mill understanding of Christian Biblical Inspiration and Canonization:

Join us for a conversation about scripture and source, tonight (7/22/10) at MOKA, 7pm.


unTapped Topic: Why Faith?

In the past 10-12 years, there has been an aggressive push against faith in God from a group of people that have been labeled the "New Atheists." People like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, etc. have really started to take the gloves off in countering what they call superstition and irrationalism. (For a CNN article about the New Atheists, click here.)

Join us this Thursday at MOKA and tell us why you are a person of faith, or why you are not a person of faith. Why do you believe the way that you believe? What has brought you to the point of this belief? Faith is a subject that is very sensitive to personal perception and experience. So, the best way to understand it is for everyone to bring their own perceptions and experiences to share with the rest of the group.

We'll see you Thursday, 7pm at MOKA!


unTapped Topic: Smörgåsbord

TONIGHT (7.8.10): We will be having a Smörgåsbord conversation! Yep, we will be discussing anything that you bring to the table. Our two best conversationalists (the 2 Andrews) won't be able to make it tonight, and I can't come up with anything. So, you bring the topic!

We will talk about whatever you'd like to tonight. Join us at Moka, tonight at 7pm for a conversation of your choosing!


In order to live man must believe in that for which he lives.
- Huston Smith
unTapped is a conversation about faith and spirituality. There are many people frustrated by being forced to think of faith in the same old patterns, and would prefer to explore spirituality in different ways.

Anything goes here. No matter where you are or who you are, we want to hear from you. Feel free to join in the conversation!

You can also join us in person, every Thursday night at Short's Brewing Company in Downtown Bellaire, MI.