Monday, March 26, 2007

Sounds Positively Lutheran to Me

The story, which is not especially new, is about theology and beer. This is how the story appeared in my Sunday paper. This is a more thorough story at Religion and

The gist of the story is of a congregation in the St. Louis area, part of the "emergent church" movement, that holds theological discussions in, among other places, a brewery. They don't encourage drinking the product, but they don't actively discourage it, either. They are, after all, demonstrating an interest in meeting the unchurched where and as they are.

However, they are affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention, itself affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention. So, as you might guess, some concerns have been expressed.

Why, oh why couldn't they have come to us first?

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