Beer and Bible
Okay, here’s one to make you think…
Charles Hill is a church planter. He moved from a growing church that he planted in Ohio to South Jordan, Utah (part of the Salt Lake City Valley) to plant a new church in one of the most unchurched states in the country. Charles had landed a support commitment of $280,000 for his new church plant, but now, just five months from the launch of his new church, his support has been cut.
The reason: Beer and Bible.
You’ll have to view the video to get the gist of what the controversy is all about.
In the interest of full disclosure, you should know that Charles knew the Beer and Bible idea could be a problem. So he actually secured permission first from his supervisor. But once this video hit the WORLD WIDE WEB and Beer and Bible began…the support ended. He was told that he was cut because he drank half a beer in public during a Beer and Bible gathering. (Uhhh…what did “they” think was going to happen at a Beer and Bible gathering?)
Anyway, Charles is stranded with his wife and three kids in Utah, trying to plant a church with no support.
Of course I have all kinds of thoughts bouncing around in my head about this whole deal. What about you??