In the latest installment of Practical Theology, we tackle the topic of Christians and alcohol consumption. This is a very controversial question for many Christians, especially for conservative evangelicals of the American variety. Many believers are staunchly opposed to the idea of drinking. In my own tradition (Baptist), a lot of pastors and church folks treat alcohol consumption as a grievous sin—right up there with witchcraft and dancing. In other traditions, though, there are Christians who are quite comfortable downing a pint of ale to the glory of God.
So who is right? Are Christians allowed to drink? What does the Bible actually say about drinking alcohol? To find out, check out our discussion below.