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Craft Beer Self-Righteousness

Craft Beer Self-Righteousness

  “Churches are full of judgmental, self-righteous people.”  As a pastor, it’s a charge I hear often enough, and most folks are surprised when I respond with a hearty, “Yes, they are.”   Just as surprising might be my next response, “That’s no surprise really, since most of us walking around are pretty self-righteous about [...]

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Celebrate with Beer at Our House

Celebrate with Beer at Our House

Sometimes you just need to celebrate.  And sometimes when you just need to celebrate, you need to treat yourself (insert reference to Park’s and Recreation, for you fans of the NBC show out there).  While Christians may often treat Christmas as if its the “most wonderful time of the year,” in truth, Easter is our [...]

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Phantom Beer, Phantom Church?

Phantom Beer, Phantom Church?

In many ways, being the pastor of a church without its own building (we rent the beautiful synagogue on Anderson) is sort of like being part of a phantom church.  We have no physical structure to speak of, no place to call our own, not even a permanent sign to let people know where we [...]

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Well-Blended Beer

Well-Blended Beer

For the most part, I like blended things.  I like that Davis is a community of all sorts of different people with a variety of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives.  I like a blend of musical styles coming together to make something new.  I like that church is often a blend of innovation and tradition, ancient [...]

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Relax. Laugh. Drink Good Beer.

Relax. Laugh. Drink Good Beer.

Tis the season for merriment and joy, or if you prefer, for rampant consumerism, non-stop parties, seasonal exhaustion, and over-spending.  Maybe a mixture of both.  However you approach the holidays (or however they approach you) I’d argue its good to lighten up a bit, not take yourself too seriously, and laugh once in awhile.  It’s [...]

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