Trevor Gundlach

Trevor Gundlach holds an M.A. in Theological Studies from the University of Dayton. He is an author, project manager, public speaker, and young adult minister. He is a regular speaker at Theology on Tap, and his research on celebration and fulfillment has sparked interest in young adults and college students across the Midwest. Trevor and his wife live in Dayton, OH, where they find God in the beauty of nature and the sharing of craft beers. Cheers!

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Barstool Theology: Crafting the Good Life

There are typically two sides to the beer coaster:

“Alcohol is the anesthesia by which we endure the operation of life.” — George Bernard Shaw

“Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Drink to feel nothing, or drink to feel something. Both are widely practiced. But both fall flat.

As a Catholic, you want to live a full life, with intention and purpose. You think beer, wine, and liquor can be part of that, but you don’t have an authentic way to approach alcoholic beverages, so you abstain or indulge. Either way, you come up empty. The fact is, most of us haven’t been taught how to drink well.

In Barstool Theology, Trevor Gundlach cracks open an entirely new way to talk about beer and exactly how it can be an effervescent part of a life well lived. He invites you to become a fellow barstool theologian, ready to discuss the theology of life, friendship, art, seasons, celebrations, and, yes, delicious craft beer.

Barstool Theology does not lay down rules to follow but offers practical ideas to try. It is full of reflection, humor, analogies, ancient philosophy, and Instagram-worthy stories that open a new dialogue about drinking that is fresh, flavorful, and fun.

So, pull up a barstool. Let’s have a drink and talk.