Stirring It Up
It caused me to wonder if I could shake things up with a dialogue here on Christians and the consumption of alcohol or perhaps stir up some controversy (both shameless puns intended). Let me tell you that the first church I was a part of as a new believer routinely departed the local softball field after our church league games and drove to the local Winghouse to enjoy hot chicken wings and pitchers of beer. In fact, there was one night in which a member of our church, who also happened to be a law officer, 'commandeered' a neighbor's trash can to ice our keg at an all church social. So, you see where my roots are on the issue.
That said, I then proceeded to Bible College where drinking alcohol was a strict no-no. Alcohol was of the devil, and students who touched it would be disciplined. There was a professor there, by the way, who insisted Jesus didn't make 'wine' as we know it out of water, but that it would not have been fermented, and therefore simply fruit juice. He could argue his interpretation from the Greek.
So, what do you think on the whole issue of Christians and alcohol? I'm interested to hear your opinion. I promise, I'll chime in with mine as a part of the conversation. Cheers! (there I go again with another shameless pun!)