The Emperor’s Chair: “God is Great, Beer is Good…”

By Graham Glover

With props to Billy Currington for his Grammy nominated song, I give you my refrain for this New Year’s Eve:

“God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy!”


Interpret it however you want. As for me, I mean it quite literally. Our God is indeed great and I will praise Him for another year of life and the precious gift of faith He gave me in my Baptism and sustains in His Word and Sacraments. Beer is without question one of the most fantastic fruits of the earth to enjoy and I will most certainly be consuming a few this evening. And yes, people are crazy – in every possible definition of the term.

Happy New Years from the Emperor’s Chair. May you always give thanks to God, while enjoying His many gifts…including those who just might me a little bit crazy.