Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Dead Horse Alert!!! Christians and Drinking

CommunionDan Kimball has posted a couple of interesting blog entries lately about Christians and alcohol. Man, if I had a dollar for every conversation I've had about this issue, I could probably throw a kegger! Even though the issue is a well worn path, the posts are still worth reading. Be sure to read the comments page too. This argument usually gives me tired head, but it is an intriguing read on Dan's site. Check it out.

3 comments:

r! said...

If you google part of Mohler's statement you find more context for Kimbal's second post about Al Mohler. I certainly do not agree with the SBC's "resolution" on this at their convention. But I will say this. It would be outright wrong of me to go work at a Southern Baptist Church, sign a statement agreeing not to drink, then secretly violate that statement. Much like what a lot of people do in seminary.

I hate the fact that the Southern Baptists keep doing stuff like this. But I do think the "causing your brother to stumble" is a legitimate argument from the Bible. The only problem is that we fail to distinguish "who" the brother actually is. I think it is loving to ask when you go out to dinner with someone if they are okay with you having a drink. If they are not okay with it then it is unloving to do so.

ryan said...

Mbbvvvuurrrrrrrrrrr....
That's the sound of my life force draining away from reading 65 comments on Dan's blog. Good grief! Let's all us Christians get together and raise our right hands and pledge and sign a big resolution that we will never ever again get our panties all up in a huge, legalistic wad over alcohol. Please? Can we do that? This is becoming my mantra these days, but drinking - like so many other things - is a behavior. I'm WAAAAY more interested in discussing motives than behavior - what God is doing in our hearts, in our neighborhoods, in our world, over declining the various Hebrew words for wine. Give me a break!

Khalida said...

Keep up the good work.