What if people could find God inside a bar?
- This is what the author is writing about as he draws on his own experience of creating space inside a bar for people of all backgrounds to gather around a table for conversation and a good brown ale or whatever they drink.
- Here’s a great quote from his book Pub Theology that’s full of good ministry wisdom:
“Our goal was not to create a program that we run where we give our perspective and then allow questions, time permitting. From the outset we wantd to make sure that this was not going to be a ‘setup.’ In other words, get people in the door, ‘pretend’ to have a conversation, then hit them up for a gospel presentation. Rather, we wanted to allow anyone and everyone to come and get their perspective. To share their story. To unload their baggage about religion, about faith, about God. To have a group that is willing to listen without judgment, to accept without demanding conformity, to simply embrace them as another human being… (p. 30)
Interested in another way to participate in God’s kingdom work?
- My wife and I sponsor a six-year old child from Uganda named Marita. It costs on $35 a month, which we can more than afford. It is but one way to be an instrument of peace in this world, in someone else’s life
- Our sponsorship is through World Vision. You can also, go though Compassion International. Both are Christian organizations.
- Speaking of adopting children, November, which is not far away, is National Adoption Month. So let me mention Orphan’s Lifeline of Hope which is another fine Christian organization.
So what’s on your mind that can help us live as better ministers?