Showing posts from February, 2015

Jumpshot - Video

I saw the video below and was moved by the man's testimony. He is interested in eternal riches, not temporal ones!

Friar Tuck and The Divine Nature of Beer

Beer can be somewhat of a controversial commodity in the Christian Church. Just like many other beverages and foods, it is a gift from God. However, just like other foods and beverages, it has its appointed place and can be abused. Scripture seems to suggest that moderation of alcoholic beverages is permissible as is abstinence. We know for sure that the only prohibition is "drunkenness." Here are a couple of links that might help in further analysis:

Epistle to Diognetus: Chapter 5

5. Christians are not distinguished from the rest of mankind by either country, speech, or customs; the fact is, they nowhere settle in cities of their own; they use no peculiar language; they cultivate no eccentric mode of life. Certainly, this creed of theirs is no discovery due to some fancy or speculation of inquisitive men; nor do they, as some do champion a doctrine of human origin. Yet while they dwell in both Greek and non-Greek cities, as each one's lot was cast, and conform to the customs of the country in dress, food, and mode of life in general, the whole tenor of their way of living stamps it as worthy of admiration and admittedly extraordinary. They reside in their respective countries, but only as aliens. They take part in everything as citizens and put up with everything as foreigners. Every foreign land is their home, and every home a foreign land. They marry like all others and beget children; but they do not expose their offspring. Their board (table) they spre…