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Booze and bible study are bringing people together

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Bible study is taking on a whole new meaning for one congregation in Lexington, South Carolina.

Members of the Pisgah Lutheran Church meet every Tuesday for "Bible and Brew." They discuss things they learned in church and passages from the bible over beer and wine. Pastor Stephen Mims says it's a way to literally be the "hands" and "feet" of Christ.

"God became flesh and came to where we are," said Mims. "And that's what the church is supposed to be. It's not about the building and the four walls and staying inside. It's about getting out into the world."

The owner of the Krafty Draft bar where the group holds its meetings told WACH News that she’s thrilled they chose her bar as their meeting place.

"My father was a minister, my brother ... my grandfather, I think this is a great outreach for those maybe too shy to walk into a church. I think my dad would be proud." said Mary Roberts, the bar's owner.

Not everyone approves of the idea though. Some critics say alcohol and the Bible aren’t suppose to mix.

"Bible study is accepted everywhere," said Mims. "It's usually the church people that usually have a problem. But I accept if people don't agree; I don't want to compromise anyone else's religion. But I see nothing wrong with it."

Sinclair Broadcast Group contributed to this report.

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