Theology Automatic for the People (TAP)

TAP: Jesus’s Biographies

When? Tuesdays June 8 through July 27, 7-8:30pm

Where? St Jude Office, 1005 W Jefferson, Suite 401, in person! 

Who? Anyone 15 and older is welcome to join 

How is Jesus the Good Shepherd and the lamb who takes away the sins of the world? How is Jesus gentle and lowly but also flips over tables? Why does Jesus eat with sinners but also tell us to sin no more? If you’ve ever pondered these things or want to spend more time studying the life of Jesus, then this TAP is for you. We as a class will read through portions of Jesus’ biographies (the gospels) and ask ourselves, What is Jesus like? What makes Jesus mad? What makes Jesus sad? How does Jesus feel about me? And, of course, WWJD? Join us for this summer study on the stories about Jesus. 

Want to join? Simply register Below.

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What is theology automatic for the people?

Theology comes from the two root words theos (God) and ology (study of). So, at its most basic meaning, theology is simply the study of God. This makes everyone a theologian. 

Sadly, throughout much of history and in many places still today, the discipline of theology climbed to the top of ivory towers where only trained theologians were allowed to lay claim to this practice. Ridiculousness. If AW Tozer rightly observed that "what comes to mind when we think about God is the most important thing about us," then theology belongs to the people, not just the highly trained. 

At St Jude Oak Cliff, we believe Theology Automatic for the People is our way of making theology accessible to everyone. Theology because we want to study God, and Automatic for the People because R.E.M. knew what Weaver D's Delicious Fine Food in Athens, GA already knew: if you have something quality, give it away. 

Previous TAP Classes


TAP: Gospel in the Margins

Catch up on our latest TAP Class: Gospel in the Margins.  If you would like to receive emails about our next TAP class, simply subscribe to our email list. 

Week 1

Purpose of Election: Mission.

Week 2

Rahab: a Model of Faithfulness.

Week 3

The Ethiopian Eunuch

Week 4

Ruth the Moabite


Week 5



Week 6

Woman at the Well

Week 7


Week 8

Faithful Insiders

TAP: Justice Series

Wondering what the Bible has to say about Justice? St. Jude's Resident Theologian, Nika Spaulding, takes us on a journey of justice throughout the Scriptures, beginning in Genesis and ending in Revelation. 

TAP series on the Book of Jude:

Ever wonder why we named our church after Jude? Watch the videos below to learn more about Jude, the brother of Jesus, and our namesake.