Posts Tagged ‘Beer’

No food, only beer: Fast like a 17th-century monk

Thursday, March 14th, 2019
Lent beer

Lent kick off last week, launching a season of penance and spiritual reflection during which time Catholics the world over immerse themselves in a 40-day period of abstinence and fasting. In our time, some of the most popular luxuries to give up include social media, sweets, electronic devices, and caffeine. Some of the more die-hard Read more

Brewery church’ is the latest in craft of luring folks to church

Monday, February 18th, 2019

Castle Church Brewing Community describes itself as “Orlando’s newest premier destination brewery” but also makes clear that while beer is its passion, “as a spiritual community, we exist for people first. Read more

New brew debuts at CompassionFest

Monday, October 1st, 2018

The Presbyterian Church in Island Bay, Wellington, along with local community groups is putting on a festival from 4-7 October called CompassionFest, which celebrates the virtue of compassion through the life of Mother Aubert. One of the events is Splendid Drop, a beer-tasting night at which Petal and Pestle, a Belgian Red Ale brewed in honour of Mother Aubert, Read more

Feeling guilty about drinking alcohol? Ask the saints

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Each year the holidays bring with them an increase in both the consumption of alcohol and concern about drinking’s harmful effects. Alcohol abuse is no laughing matter, but is it sinful to drink and make merry, moderately and responsibly, during a holy season or at any other time? As a historical theologian, I researched the role that pious Christians played in Read more

Beer and Hymns Bar draws the crowds

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Newcomers are flocking to a new kind of church — one that combines hymns and beers, and brings a whole new meaning to bar service. Grand Rapids residents, Dan and Carrie Elzinga discovered Beer and Hymns two years ago when they were attending a religious festival in North Carolina. “After the close of each day’s Read more

Pub renames beer after seminarians mix-up

Thursday, August 10th, 2017

How does a pub make up for mistakenly trying to kick out a group of celebrating seminarians? By naming a beer after them and calling it the “Thirsty Priests.” Tim Lewis is the PR Manager for Brains, the company which owns the City Arms Pub in Cardiff, Wales. He said that re-naming one of the Read more

Is safe to mix your beer with your Bible?

Monday, March 20th, 2017

It’s a scene you can imagine happening at any backyard barbecue in Australia: three mates having a friendly discussion about same-sex marriage over a beer. Not much to get wound up about, right? Bible Society Australia has teamed up with Coopers Premium Light to  produce a video an openly gay agnostic, and a Christian conservative, debate Read more

Beer is part of Monks’ new evangelisation outreach

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

Even before retired Pope Benedict XVI set up a pontifical council for new evangelisation and convoked a world Synod of Bishops on the theme, a new group of Benedictine monks was using Latin and liturgy to reach out to those whose faith was weak or nonexistent. Now they’ve added beer to the blend, and people Read more

Monks’ beer wins award

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

Monks at Ampleforth Abbey can celebrate after their beer was named “Best Drink of 2012” at the Deliciously Yorkshire Awards recently. Their unique Abbey Beer beat off competition from across Yorkshire to walk away with the accolade less than six months since it was first put on the market. “Although Ampleforth Abbey Beer is based Read more

Nun caught on video stealing beer

Friday, November 9th, 2012

A person dressed as a nun was caught stealing beer from a convenience store on a surveillance video. In the video, the “nun” opens a sliding glass freezer to grab a beer. The “nun” looks around and then places the beer underneath the clothing. Moments later, the “nun” is caught on tape stealing a bottle Read more