February 18, 2013

Methodists Propping Up the Bar

Anna Drew, Church Times

OR some people, Lent is a chance to take down January's New Year resolutions from the shelf, dust them off, and re-use them as spiritual disciplines. They can read the Bible more, pray harder, give up meat - and (that old favourite) cut back on alcohol. The Church Times YouGov survey last week (News, 8 February) found that four per cent of those planning to give something up for Lent had chosen alcohol.

It is not new for the religious to have conflicting ideas about alcohol. John the Baptist was criticised for living a life of abstinence; Jesus was called a glutton and a drunkard. The two opposing strands continue in Christian life.

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October 18, 2013
Is There Room at the Bar for Evangelicals?
David Anderson, Wash Post
I was surprised to read recently that the Moody Bible Institute had lifted its 127 year-old ban on alcohol for its faculty.  Fifty years ago my mother listened to Moody radio while she did housework, and I overheard the... more ››