Monday, August 14
If the SBC had only known...
Beer...healthfood? V e r y interesting. Hmmmm, do you think they'll repeal Resolution #5 in light of this cover story in the Ale Street News?

I doubt it.

  Into the pensieve on Monday, August 14, 2006
  Your thoughts, please (11)

At August 14, 2006, Blogger Pamela said...

perhaps if you drink it with family & friends.... toast to each others health and longevity

Been a busy busy busy wonerful weekend... I hope Karmyn posts - she deserves the opportunity to do this one.

we were happy happy with daughters and families S E V E N little grandkids running around

Just now getting a chance to visit my fav blogs

At August 14, 2006, Blogger Susannah said...

Wow. I don't have time to explore all the excellent links on your other post today. I'm not a Southern Baptist, so the issue isn't buzzing around in my circles. Thanks for bringing resolution #5 within the SBC to my attention.

Short answer: One of the fruits of the Spirit is SELF-CONTROL. Legislating morality didn't eliminate sin in the OT, and doesn't under the New Covenant either. The only hope we have of beating sin in all it's ugliness is through the power of the Holy Spirit... Christ in me, the hope of glory. Our relationship with Jesus is THE transforming factor. Hallelujah, I'm not left to do it on my own.

That said, some people are weak in faith and do need external "helps" and guidelines. For those with serious alcohol problems, AA has a proven track record. There are other Christian versions of AA that are equally successful.

As for the health value of beer? Sure, probably. But there are lots of other healthy choices out there too.

At August 14, 2006, Blogger willowtree said...

Beer has been around a long long time, and while I'm not all that fond of it, doesn't do much harm unless its in the hands of a weak minded, weak willed person.

At August 14, 2006, Blogger M J said...

I heard that it take 14 beer to get any health benefit from it. I think that would surpass self-control and border on stupidity... but heck, it could be a lot of fun too. I'm not one to judge...


At August 14, 2006, Blogger Karmyn R said...

I don't know about drinking Coors or Bud - but some of those Microbrews are loaded with a lot of wheat, hops, yeasts, and vitamins - so they can't be too bad for you, right?

Moderation baby, moderation - even Jesus drank wine.

At August 15, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Okay...I let the screamo post go without saying anything....but a picture of beer???? Yep...that's definitely another stamp in the passport!! ha ha ha

At August 15, 2006, Blogger Wendy aka Cheeky said...

OK - going in another direction the words of Homer Simpson...MMMMmmmm Beeeeer

At August 15, 2006, Blogger Heather said...

After reading Pamela's comment with 7 grandkids, I can see why beer would be healthy for both her and those kids.

At August 15, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

Pamela, nice pic of you and the hubster sexin' it up...where are your coconuts? (I've been visiting Karmyn) :D To your health and longevity!!


Willowtree, I woulda pegged you for a beerguzzlin' Aussie. I have no idea why (guess I have Crocodile Dundee in mind...idiot stereotyper!)

MJ, where the heck do you get those stats?? Sounds like what they do to lab rats with aspartame. I tried to link to the August article, but it's not posted yet (I had the hard copy).

Karmyn, moderation is rub with the SBC is their use of the words "alcohol use" ("abuse" or "excess" would've removed SOME of the sting...I'm still questioning the need for "them" to legislate my behavior). BTW, I'm VERY happy in a SBC...but sometimes denominational junk is just a bunch of bs to me....

Hey, Shelly, am I "safe" "here"??? giggling out loud O:-) <-----that's an angel smiley)(my halo is cocked...!)

Cheeky, you sing, you do there no limit to your talent???

Heather...nothing short of an LOL for you! I'm getting to your tag...I play very s l o w l y.

At August 16, 2006, Blogger ~michelle pendergrass said...

OOOOHHH first visit to your blog and I think we're gonna get along great!

I just left a very legalistic SBC church. I'm attending a different SBC church (about 6 months now) We're not leaping into membership, we're still in prayer about it.

That said, people from the old SBC church FREAKED out when I made beer bread for the carry-in. I was practially shunned right then and there. A few months later, they wanted to have a meeting with me. The pastor said it was "to care over my soul" which I guess is his way of saying "church discipline" because that's what the rest of the leadership team called it.

Anyway, if I go any further, it'll turn into a book. Let's just say I love God with all of my heart, all of my soul, all of my strength, and all of my mind and I have 2 different 6 packs and a bottle of wine in my fridge.


At August 17, 2006, Blogger Robin said...

Michelle, I hear ya...

Ya know, your experience with your old church saddens me FOR THEM! They are living under the law, certainly not grace; I just don't understand the mind that constructs this God that hardly reflects the one known in Scripture!

I, too, love God with all my heart, soul, strength and mind...and if you get a chance, come look in my cabinet over the kitchen sink, and if you're thirsty for something cool & relaxin, the fridge is in the laundry room :).

Thanks for visiting!


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