October 31, 2014

Bartender I’ll Have Another: Sermon, that is…

I have heard of church services being held in the great outdoors and school cafeterias.   I have even seen a church service in a retrofitted drive-up movie theater but I have never heard of a church service in a drinking establishment on a Sunday morning…until now. 

A bar in Tennessee known as the “Drunk Monkey” will, for the first time, be having a livestream of a local church service sent directly to the bar this Sunday morning.  The owner believes some of his patrons would benefit greatly from this experience.  He knows his customers have not been in a church or read a Bible in a long time, if ever.  So, he figured if they won’t go to church, he could bring church to them.

In the Bible, the book of Mark, Chapter 2, verse 17 reads, “And hearing this, Jesus said to them, ‘It is not those who are healthy who need a physician, but those who are sick; I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners.’”

I have heard some compelling arguments that land on both sides of the camp with this debate.  What do you think?   Is there value in bringing a church sermon into a drinking establishment on Sunday mornings?


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