by Jacob Cates I’m not a Lutheran. Not that I have anything against Lutherans, but I go to Mars Hill Church and we just aren’t Lutherans. But Martin Luther freaking rocks and we all know it. Obviously we love Jesus. TheBeerean.com cites Jesus and the rest of the Bible tirelessly because Jesus rocks harder than Luther ever could, and Luther [...]
“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin (kind of) If you get around Christian beer drinkers long enough, someone is bound to bring up the epic quote from Benjamin Franklin above. So it was only a matter of time before I brought it up on theBeerean.com, and what better day than [...]
Sometimes it’s the smallest phrases that can show some of our deepest sins. I think this is the case with the phrase, “I need a beer.” We’ve all experienced one of those days where everything seems to go wrong. You wake up late (or too early), there’s no hot water in the shower, there’s no milk for cereal (worst, it’s sour), you’re [...]
So how do start a blog up again? What should your first “real” post be about? I started theBeerean.com on April 20th, 2008 with one simple thought in mind. There needs to be a blog for Christians who like beer. My ultimate hope with the blog would be that:
It has been almost a year-and-a-half since my last post on theBeerean.com. Jesus has been good to me in this time though. I’ve done a lot and grown a lot as a Christian, husband, father, and friend. But in all that time, don’t think that I ever forgot about theBeerean.com.
I’ve kept the site up and watched to see what w
With Christmas and New Years approaching fast, I thought I should give everyone a simple reminder. There are going to be a lot of opportunities to enjoy some good spirits with friends and family.
I love having a nice beer while hanging out with family waiting for the bird to cook. A glass of wine goes so well with dinner when it’s ready too. You also can’t forget about toasting in the New Year. Alcohol and this time of the year just seem to go together. Everyone seems to be offering you another beer or glass of wine or egg nog or peppermint schnops or Irish coffee or glass of scotch (I’m getting thirsty).
Honestly, there is this weird tension in me right now. I’m sad that I’m saying goodbye to being the main contributor on this blog, but I feel a since of relief. As you can probably tell, I haven’t had the time to devote to this blog as I did when I first started it several months ago. Because of that, I’ve become overly guilty and stressed. I love beer, and I love the friends that I’ve made through this blog.
What’s the best way to ultimately enjoy your beer. The only way you can truly enjoy your beer is if beer isn’t your ultimate joy. What this weeks Beer Tip of the Week for more on this thought.
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. – 1 Timothy 6:17 Paul drops this simple phrase at the end of this verse like a bomb on my feeble mind. Everything that God [...]
Here is an interesting thought. The fact that we actually have the physical capacity to enjoy the food we eat and the beer we drink is a sign that God wants us to enjoy them. Watch the video for more thoughts on this.
I end each Beer Tip of the Week with the verse, “whether you eat or drink, do it all to the glory of God.” But what does that mean…how do we drink to the glory of God? How can someone be a God glorifying beer drinker. I hope that I have given you some insight into this arena here already, [...]
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how I could care less what a legalist thinks about my drinking habit. In fact I would go to the point of taking a shot in front of one. But I think there are definitely situations where we need to abstain from alcohol. Drink for any amount of time (shot you don’t even [...]
Let’s get it clear from the start.Â Christians can drink alcohol.Â There are boundaries (be of legal age, don’t get drunk, and don’t get someone else drunk), but ultimately we are free to drink.Â Alcohol was given to us by God to enjoy, but I think more importantly to spread the gospel. There are those out there that will say [...]
So I woke up a little late today and didn’t have time to write about what I had planned. But I got a suggestion from a faithful reader that I should talk about different types of beers and what makes them different. I had never really thought about focusing on beer itself that much in this blog (except for Beer [...]