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 [...]
If one of the unbelievers invites you to dinner and you are disposed to go, eat whatever is set before you without raising any question on the ground of conscience. (1 Corinthians 10:27 ESV) I’ve been on a few mission trips in my life. Therefore I’ve had the joy of eating rubbery chicken hearts and having a shot of homemade Russian [...]
by Jacob Cates Greg and I would argue that the Bible is cool with responsible consumption of alcohol including Shiner Bock. (I am biased; know that now.) If time avails I will write examples of great beer drinkers in Christian history in order to show you that if you are a Lutheran and like beer, you are no heretic since [...]
In all honesty, I didn’t realize that this would be theBeerean’s 100th post when I sat down to write. I had planned on writing some thoughts about the drinks I shared with a lost coworker last week (maybe next week). But as I opened WordPress, I couldn’t help but see that we were setting at 99 posts. So what does [...]
Last week I posted the first half of my interview with Aaron “Buck” Burnett. Today I want to share with you the second half of my interview. We talk about how to minister to those that are in addictions and his personal views on alcohol now. Aaron is one of the on-air personalities of the “World Famous Buck and Dex [...]
“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 [...]
I sat down the other day with Aaron Burnett to talk about his past addictions, first beers, how he stopped, 12 step-programs and the sort. Aaron is one of the on-air personalities of the “World Famous Buck and Dex Show” here in Albuquerque. He got saved last year and has been sharing his new faith in Jesus ever since. It’s [...]
The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ (Luke 7:34 ESV) So here is the big question…what are your plans for this Sunday? If you haven’t heard yet, there is this really big football game that is going to be happening. [...]
by Jacob Cates I love my wife. I do! She’s fiercely loyal, stubborn in all the good ways, has a deep, abiding love for the Lord, can attract all sorts of controversy with an innocuous Facebook post. I’m not kidding. We had a date night, as all you men should have with your wives, and she said on her Facebook [...]
The Wedding at Cana On the third day there was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus also was invited to the wedding with his disciples. When the wine ran out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does this have to [...]
Are you a drunkard? I wouldn’t be quick to say no. In fact, I hope one day I will earn the title of drunkard. The Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look at him! A glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ (Luke 7:34 ESV) Everywhere you look in the book [...]
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).