Should Beer and Church Go Together?

Last week NPR published a story entitled “To Stave Off Decline, Churches Attract New Members With Beer.”

I then noticed several other stories linked to the NPR story discussing the idea of connecting beer with worship. You can read three of those stories if you like: “Churches Use Beer to Attract New Members,” “Churches Woo New Members with Beer,” and “Comedy, Reality, and Religion.”

Connecting the ideas of “we need new church members” and “let’s drink some beer together” surely creates opportunities for strong opinions.

Suggesting offering beer connected with worship as a way to attract new members smacks of compromise for some people.

So, what do you think? Are you interested in a little Harvest Ale or Oatmeal Stout with your praise choruses and bible study?