Beer, wings and the Gospel? An Alabama pastor thinks it’s a combination worth trying.
The Rev. Wesley Savage, a youth pastor at a local Methodist church, will start hosting services at the Buffalo Wild Wings in Hoover this Sunday in hopes of reaching potential parishioners who “wouldn’t go to a church,” AL.com reported.
The service will be called “The Stream.”
No need to worry about hot sauce staining the hymnals and Bibles.
Savage plans to host the 45-minute service before Buffalo Wild Wings opens for business. No beer will be served.
But the church will encourage patrons to stay for wings and sports.
“This is part of the partnership. We’ll help them with their business because they’re helping us,” Savage told AL.com.
The Gospel. Brought to you by this business; be sure to patronize them!
From their facebook page:
The Stream is a new outreach of Riverchase UMC in Hoover, AL. Our mission is to provide a place where everyone is welcome and able to explore tough questions regarding God, their faith, and the world. In partnership with Buffalo Wild Wings, the Stream will be a destination of prayer and fellowship. Join us for Wings, Prayer, and Sports.
Okay, I got a tough question for you regarding God, the faith, and the world:
In light of the Fourth Commandment (non-Lutheran, Protestant numbering; see here and here), and also Christ’s overturning of the moneychanger’s tables in the temple, how can you justify encouraging people to violate the Fourth Commandment by patronizing a business on the Sabbath after the conclusion of the ‘prayer and fellowship’ (I did notice you didn’t say ‘worship’, so perhaps I should be thankful for small mercies, in that you’re not quite as badly wrong as you could be, and you could have chosen an even worse venue, i.e. here, here or here)?
Oh yeah; you can’t.