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Leap of Faith: Is Craft Beer the New Church?

Leap of Faith: Is Craft Beer the New Church?

This month, the Greater Purpose Community Church in Santa Cruz, Calif., announced it will be serving beer at services and opening a brewery next summer. The news received its fair share of backlash but Chris VanHall, Greater Purpose Community Church pastor, stands by his choice. “There’s nothing in the Bible that says you can’t drink alcohol […]

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These 17th Century Monks Went on a 40-Day, Beer-Only Lenten Fast… With the Pope’s Approval

These 17th Century Monks Went on a 40-Day, Beer-Only Lenten Fast… With the Pope’s Approval

The past two years have been good to hard-drinking disciples. Pope Francis famously declared wine a necessity in 2016, and former Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his 90th birthday with a beer and bretzels in August, 2017. Only one beer in recorded history received an actual blessing from the pope.

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What Is Sacramental Wine And Where Does It Come From?

What Is Sacramental Wine And Where Does It Come From?

Whether you keep up with Papal gossip or keep tabs on potential gridlock nightmares, you probably know the newest Pope is coming to town (and no, unlike his jolly bastardized secular stepchild, he does not see you while you’re sleeping). Starting Tuesday, September 22nd, Pope Francis will be making stops in D.C., New York, and Philadelphia, […]

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