Should Christians drink alcohol?
I just read an interesting article on the subject by my friend Chuck Sackett entitled, Reflections from a bartender’s son.
As a non-drinking young minister of a church that leads a weekly Bible study at a local bar and as the author of an upcoming book that studies the fact that Christ ate with sinners, I read this article with great interest. I’ve been thinking a lot about this issue recently.
In the article Chuck notes:
“I’ve recently become deeply concerned over what appears to be a trend toward drinking among young church leaders.1 I hear about young leaders who have repented of the “sin of abstinence”2 and headed off to the pub. I’m concerned for the church, their congregations, and their families.3
I’m told one of the most frequently asked questions in interviews is, “Is it OK to have a beer?” As some young leaders seek potential staff members, they ask, “How do you feel about going to the pub?” The right answer used to be the wrong answer.
Read Chuck’s article and let me know what you think.