Out of Ur: One Faith, One Baptism, One … Craft Brew?


Martin Luther famously said “I’d rather my people were in the alehouse thinking of church, than in church thinking of the alehouse.”

This is an article about doing church in a pub. Think of it as suds and scripture or beer and hymns.

Such activities can foster discussions about spiritual matters and connect people to Christ. I like the concept. There is a long history of such things with clergy going to a pub to engage people in a talk about faith. 

Out of Ur: One Faith, One Baptism, One … Craft Brew?


Me and Alcohol


Last night I posted a picture of a can of Pabst Blue Ribbon, it was the first time I have ever consumed that brand of brew. I can understand why its buzz on a budget. The experience was interesting.

I do drink on occasion. We don’t have alcohol in our fridge all the time. Drinking is something I do with a meal or in moderation. I have never been fully drunk. My consumption of booze is limited because I guess I want a drink to be something special.

Recently I was in a Wal-Mart in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and they had wine for sale in the grocery section. It was strange to see, since I live in Tennessee where wine in grocery stores is not permitted. That’s a political issue that is being negotiated.

Whatever our tastes in beer, ale, wine and spirits we need to remember to consume in moderation and to never, ever drink and drive. Its the right thing to do.