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Perry Noble’s Missed Opportunity

Perry Noble’s Missed Opportunity

Jeff Straub The fall of mega-church pastor Perry Noble has stunned the evangelical world. Noble founded and pastored NewSpring Church of Anderson, SC, for 18 years. NewSpring was listed as the third largest church in the United States in 2015. Outreach Magazine reports its attendance as approaching 28,000. But in recent days, the leadership of… Continue Reading

Why I Gave Up Alcohol

Why I Gave Up Alcohol

This is well-worth reading. It begins, I am 30, I am an evangelical Christian, and I don’t drink. Not because I have a problem with alcohol abuse, although I enjoy a good sobriety story as much as the next person. My narrative is a bit more jarring, coming across to fellow liberated evangelicals as a… Continue Reading

Drinking, Cheeseburgers, and Marijuana?

Drinking, Cheeseburgers, and Marijuana?

Recently, Pastor Michael Harding of First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan was invited to debate the issue of Christians and beverage alcohol on a Moody Radio program called Up for Debate. Mike argued the position of abstinence—while the Bible, in his opinion, does not explicitly prohibit the use of beverage alcohol, Christians should nevertheless abstain… Continue Reading

Excellent Book on Christians and Alcohol

Besides the issue of music, there is perhaps no more controversial topic for Christians today than whether believers should partake of alcoholic beverages. Two potential errors exist in this discussion. First, some Christians argue that Christians in the first century (i.e. during and after Jesus’ ministry on earth) did not drink beverages with any alcoholic… Continue Reading

Correcting Categories, Part 1 – Biblical Authority

Correcting Categories, Part 1 – Biblical Authority

My goal in this series is to help believers apply the Bible to their musical choices in life and worship. My contention is, however, that believers today approach the issue of musical choices with certain errant foundational presuppositions that need to be corrected before they can rightly apply the Bible in this area. So my… Continue Reading

What Does the Bible Really Say About Alcohol?

What Does the Bible Really Say About Alcohol?

Enter any popular online Christian discussion forum today, and you will inevitably run into a fiery debate about the Christian and alcohol. Both sides of the debate attempt to use biblical arguments to support their positions, and the argument often ends in a stalemate. What does the Bible really say about alcohol, and how can… Continue Reading