Monday, June 8, 2009

Beer Church

Now here's a great idea. A good Christian by the name of Minister Ryan Tucker has started a church that meets every Sunday at the Yellowstone Valley Brewing Company taproom in Billings, Montana. Now you all know I love beer almost as much as I love Jesus, a Christian America and low taxes so the idea of hoisting a few for Jesus sure sounds divinely inspired to me. I know Jesus was mostly a wine man but He probably drank a few beers now and then too even if the Bible don't say so. Minister Tucker calls his beer church The Well and his meetings Theology on Tap and according to the story he likes to have a brew handy while he's giving his sermon. His motto is "come to church and have a beer". Catchy. Minister Tucker also wants to "include communion and occasional baptism services" and I think that's a great idea too. I'm sure baptizing people with beer is at least as holy as plain old water if not more so. Getting baptized in a beer vat would be my idea of being Filled with the Spirit. And Communing with wine and bread is ok but using beer and mini-cheeseburgers instead would sure bring a lot more people to Jesus. Too bad our brewpub in Elgin closed down due to hard times otherwise I might like to take up the calling too even if Pastor Coot at the Second Elgin Church of Jesus Christ Our Lord and Savior would miss me. To be honest his sermons would go down a lot better with a couple brewskis. They tend to drag on some and let's face it, Bible study can make you awful thirsty. Anyhow good for Minister Tucker and his congregation. They're probably the only one in America that goes home after church with a designated driver.

3 comments:

iambilly said...

I was at a forest fire near Billings, Montana, a few years back and one of the locals explained that in Montana, every town must have the same number of bars and churches. Or at least more bars than churches. They're just trying to keep on the level, neh?

Eustace P.Winbagg III said...

To be honest Billy, there ain't much to do in Montana except prayin', drinkin' and roundin' up sheep. Sometimes they do all three at the same time.

iambilly said...

Thank you for not mentioning velcro gloves. That would just be strange.