After struggling with her Christianity 14 years ago, and coming out as gay, Angela Caddell told ABC News that having a beer and talking about Jesus helps her be more connected to her religion.
An event called, “Jesus & Beer,” is a part of an effort by some Christian groups throughout the country used to recruit parishioners, connect with others struggling in their faith, or provide an outlet to talk about faith.
“If you’re an atheist you are welcome. …. I’m a lesbian, I’m totally welcome,” Caddell said.
Pastor Brandon Brown from CollectiveMKE began the gatherings once a month at bars in a local area of Wisconsin.
Brown does not have a stand-alone church and began non-traditional gatherings that would attract more than just social conservatives. Two dozen people attend his event….. [read more]
lhwm notes: Galatians 6:1 Brethren, if any person is overtaken in misconduct or sin of any sort, you who are spiritual [who are responsive to and controlled by the Spirit] should set him right and restore and reinstate him, without any sense of superiority and with all gentleness, keeping an attentive eye on yourself, lest you should be tempted also. 2 Bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. 3 For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another’s load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
This is not scriptural and will lead many astray. If you are truly seeking Jesus then if you attend a place like this you will know it is not quite right. It will cause an uneasiness inside of you when you are not where you should be. The holy spirit’s job is to John 14:26 But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
Do you know Christ? Are you an unhappy Christian? Have you lost your first Love?