Bartender JesusSo my new e-friend Greg sent me a link to this article today, “A Pint With Your Priest,” from the News website. The article tells how a local Catholic parish has booked some talks at local bars and pubs in the Manchester, New Hampshire area in order to reach out into their unchurched community. What a great idea we both thought!

The idea actually began 25 years ago by the Archdiocese of Chicago’s Young Adult Ministry and they called it “Theology-on-Tap,” which, according to their website is Still Flowing Strong!. My guess, however, is that this sort of outreach ministry has been happening since the 1st Century church – if not earlier.

Anyhow, the article cited a few of the titles of the talks they were going to give. Needless to say, they were all pretty lame and, in my opinion, would be pretty unattractive to the local unchurched bar crowd. The prime example was “It Ain’t Easy Being Catholic Today.” If I had a lame-O-meter, the needle would be in the red right now. I mean, even the article title was better than the actual titles of their series.

So, we decided to come up with some alternate titles/themes that could be more fun – and potentially draw a bigger crowd. Check ’em out and add some of your own in the comments section:

  • Sloshed With The Spirit
  • Walk Crooked For Christ
  • Spirits With The Spirit
  • Beer Nuts With Barabas
  • Jello-Shots With Jesus
  • Johnny, Jack and Jesus
  • Drunk In The Spirit
  • Hangover Hell
  • Bibles & Barstools
  • I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Light Beer!
  • Get Dizzy with Deuteronomy
  • Get Giddy with Galatians
  • Becoming a Top Shelf Christian
  • Jesus Is Picking Up the Tab… Eternally
  • Give God your Keys
  • Alcoholics For Abba!
  • BYOC (Bring Your Own Cross)
  • Smirnoff Savior
  • Praise the Lord, and Pass… the Tequila!
  • Salt of the Earth on my Margharita
  • Is Your Life On The Rocks… or Straight Up?
  • The Pool at Bethsaida: Shaken or Stirred?

Other thoughts we had:

  • Dollar shots on Johnny, Jack and Jesus nights
  • An Image of Jesus cleaning out a mug with his apron
  • Tuesdays are Ladies’ Nights – as long as they don’t cause a scene
  • The folks over at Pepperdine University could get a lot of mileage out of “Malibu & Coke Nights”

On a related note, can one be excommunicated from the CoC for heretical photoshopping?

Oh, and I don’t want you to leave here thinking that beer isn’t in the Bible… cause it so very IS!