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Too Soon for Perry Noble's Second Chance at Church?
NewSpring says its founder, who was fired last year, still isn't qualified to pastor.
Raise a Juice Box to the Temperance Movement
The teetotaling history behind America's favorite communion wine substitute.
They Will Know We Are Christians by Our Drinks Subscriber access only
In the Muslim world, Christians have a complicated relationship with alcohol.
Black Churches Matter: Research Ties Attendance to Positive Outcomes
African Americans who worship regularly are better able to handle racism and discrimination.
How Methodists Invented Your Kid's Grape Juice Sugar High
The weird story behind the church's go-to communion wine substitute.
How Celebrate Recovery Helped Evangelicals Open Up About Addiction
Over 25 years, the program has made churches a safer space for recovery.
How Perry Noble's Alcohol Firing by NewSpring Compares to Other Churches
Stats suggest a substantial number of pastors struggle with addiction, but are split on what to do about it.
Perry Noble, NewSpring Church and Our Obsession with Numbers
Our numbers obsession continues to leave victims in its wake. Now Perry Noble and the tens of thousands of members of NewSpring church are on the list of walking wounded.
Alcohol Abuse, Perry Noble, and the Church's Response—What Now?
Alcohol and the pastor.
A Toast to My Journey with Wine
Calling for a more moderate discussion about moderate drinking.
A Sobering Mercy
The second time I surrendered to Christ, I was on a dirt road with no memory of how I had arrived there.
The Teetotalers I Never Knew Subscriber access only
Abstaining Christian activists of previous generations were radically committed to the common good.
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Why I Gave Up Alcohol Subscriber access only
In a rush to shed our separatist past, have young evangelicals forgotten to love their neighbors?
We'd Rather You Sin at Home Subscriber access only
Christian parents and the drinking-age debate.
Book Update and What I'm Reading and Tweeting
I've submitted my manuscript of Small Talk (hooray!) and here are some books and articles about faith and disability that might be of interest...
Ladies, Who Needs a Drink? Subscriber access only
More women are pouring themselves a glass—including me and my Christian friends.
Why So Many Christians Are Relaxing Over Drinks Subscriber access only
As colleges drop drinking bans, some see alcohol as a moral good.
Morning Roundup 9/23/13
Moody's Policy Change; Megachurch Not For Sale; Ph.D. Perils
Moody Bible Institute Drops Alcohol and Tobacco Ban for Employees Subscriber access only
School follows Wheaton, Huntington, and Asbury in emphasizing 'values not rules.'
What a New Guinness Ad Has to Do with My Son and the Word Include
William asked me what it meant to include his friend. Sometimes I'm not so sure we understand it, even as adults. But here's one picture of true inclusion.