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April 23, 2013

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Alexander Wilhelmsen

This post is officially BRILLIANT!!!

I think this one fits up there with The Pope trained to be a scientist (a chemist) and came to the priesthood late and has been reaching out to people who we wouldn't first think of. Possibly because it's not a comfortable thing and doesn't fit our "perfect vision and life."

Some Christians don't like scientists and for some reason atheists dismiss the idea that scientists do their job as an act of faith and discovery.

Likewise, despite the fact that alcoholic beverages are said to be good for you in some quantity (Paul to Timothy) and Jesus made water into wine, drinking is a bad thing. Getting drunk and losing your mental capacities and what that does is the sin.

Reminds me of a story where church was held after "Last Call" (I think for Christmas), how "God of this City" came to be, and the Tony Campolo "Birthday Party" story that I still love. Not to mention, your youth ministry meeting place was a bar.

Anyways, awesome to see that Mr. Guinness was inspired by John Wesley and was the St. Patrick of Sunday Schools and the name is synonymous with one of the more well known beers.

Since it is beer though and it's not PC to really put beer and faith together, you wouldn't know as much. But as people cite Acts 2 a lot, I'm pretty sure if Guinness had existed, the would have used them to toast and sing the Doxology ("Praise God from whom all blessings flow") as I would believe Guinness would see his product not as a vice, but as a way to bring people together and experience life.

I can see St. Peter greeting Mr. Guinness with two mugs to welcome him to the God honoring party that never stops known as Heaven. "Well done, good and faithful servant! You got IT... and shared IT!"

I also think he'd enjoy the commercials they came up with to represent his beer... not to mention the real and absurd excellence created from the World Records book that started from his company... BRILLIANT!!!

For folks who need some nostagia and don't have much else to do, enjoy these... I take no responsibility for the pain in your sides from laughing, these are classics:
Party: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BNQk6jlCfw
6 Pack: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MglshTkN-CM
Bread: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QYjFzFvJk4
Sunscreen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Ta54L9CLU
Cheeseheads: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=oHNMg_U9vgo&feature=fvwp
Moderation: http://youtu.be/sQPU_UZda7M
"Much Better": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybz0265w6R4
Hot Wings: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JueCyJJ6WDA
St. Patrick's Day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6KcA3k97cKA
Picnic Bloopers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG9yUJmiLwY
Invention Bloopers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THbhE8pu0MM
Black Book: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9a4gsqHQKY

... and one that involves a phone call to Mom, as everyone who has a living Mom, but can't get back to them should do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zRbIlcnsAU

Have A BRILLIANT Day!

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