OK, so it’s probably not the first bible study where guys get together and smoke cigars, but it is the first officially sponsored ‘cigar church’ that I’ve seen.
It all is happening just a couple hours from me, in Sandusky, OH. It’s a twice-a-month Bible study that meets at the local cigar shop. Guys get together to ‘get out of the cold, have a cigar, and learn some Bible.
And it’s all sponsored by the St. Thomas Lutheran Church.
According to an article in the local paper, the group has already ‘puffed through John and is now smoking into Matthew’.
I know a lot of people that would suggest this group study 1 Corinthians 6. After all, don’t these guys know that they body is a temple of the Holy Spirit?
Seriously though, I grew up constantly feeling horrible whenever someone pulled out a smoke. After all, that meant they in all certainly were not a Christian.
So the idea of a cigar Bible study would have been way out there for me. They might as well be fornicating (which, I assume comes after the smoking).
And don’t get me going on dancing… we all know what that leads to.
Serious question: Would your church officially sanction a cigar Bible study?
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