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Headlines on the Terrace (HOT)

Thu 06.09.22 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CDT

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Headlines on the Terrace (HOT) is a casual gathering for those who want to wade into deep topics in the news, buoyed by good company, great conversation, and sharp Christian thinking on the cool side of Lake Mendota. 

Theologian Karl Barth suggested that a Christian should be found with a newspaper in one hand and a Bible in the other. As we enjoy refreshments on the Memorial Union Terrace, we will freely converse about the news, ask questions, and consider different angles of our reading in light of a Christian perspective. Friends of friends are welcome to join us!

Meeting Times and Location

Thursdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30

4:30 – 6:00 PM

Memorial Union Terrace (See “How will you find us?” below)


Each of our conversations will focus on a news article, to which you will receive a link a few days before we meet. Drop-ins are welcome, and we will welcome you regardless if you complete the reading!


Jon Dahl serves graduate students, faculty, and staff as an InterVarsity campus minister at the UW-Madison. Previously, he worked for the USDA as a resource conservationist. He has a B.S. in agricultural engineering technology from UW–Platteville and a master’s in theological studies from Regent College at the University of British Columbia. He is married to Julie, a faculty associate at UW–Madison Continuing Studies. They have two sons, Erik and Hans. In addition to researching the history of UW–Madison as an institution, Jon enjoys working on houses, cars, and bicycles, but most especially relishes easing into a rocking chair with a good book.


Maggie Flamingo is a Ph.D. candidate in the UW-Madison History Department, where she studies modern America. Her research focuses on the intellectual and religious history of the doctrine of divorce and remarriage within American evangelicalism. Her teaching specialty is the American culture wars. She also teaches constitutional history part-time in a Madison middle school. She is the proud mom of an adopted dog, Lewis, and a cat, who will remain nameless.

How will you find us?

Look for Jon Dahl wearing a baseball cap and signs with HOT / Karl Barth




Thu 06.09.22
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM CDT
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