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Bibles & Beer: Colorado Pastor Launches “Pub Church”

When Jesus isn’t enough, oh the novelties you’ll use to draw a crowd to church! What’s the justification? The same old line:

“We live in a changing culture and if the culture changes the church has to change as well,” Knutson says.

Try to square that bit with Eph 5 and Tit 2 and 1 John 2. Christians shouldn’t be drinking beer at all, let alone serving it in church.

Source: Bibles & Beer: Colorado Pastor Launches “Pub Church”

Ryan Martin

About Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin is pastor of the First Baptist Church of Granite Falls, Minnesota. Prior to that, he served as the associate pastor of Bethany Bible Church in Hendersonville, North Carolina. He is on the board of directors of Religious Affections Ministries. Ryan received his undergraduate degree at Northland Baptist Bible College, and has received further training from Central Baptist Theological Seminary of Minneapolis, Minn. (M.Div., 2004; Ph.D., 2013). He was ordained in 2009 at Bible Baptist Church of Elk River, Minn. (now Otsego, Minn.). He has a wife and children too. Ryan is the associate editor of Hymns to the Living God (Religious Affections Ministries, 2017). He contributed to the Jonathan Edwards Encyclopedia (Eerdmans, 2017) and is the author of Understanding Affections in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards: "The High Exercises of Divine Love" (T&T Clark, 2018).

One Response to Bibles & Beer: Colorado Pastor Launches “Pub Church”

  1. Ryan,
    Since you asked:
    Ephesians 5 – Jesus hung out at a party and even produced the wine. And please don’t go the old ‘wine was different back then’ route. If it was so different, why would there be warnings against drunkenness.
    Titus 2 and I John 2 – these passages don’t address drinking and the fact that you think they present a problem with Christians drinking and/or gathering in a brewery in order to teach, pray, and encourage each other just shows how much you don’t know. How do you square your glib response to these believers with Philippians 1:15-18.
    And you might want to actually read your Bible about alcohol. There are no prohibitions about consuming it. Many about abusing it and being drunk, but not consuming it.

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