Tim Archer on the Christian and Alcohol

Over at “The Kitchen of Half-Baked Thoughts,” Tim Archer has just completed a thoughtful series of posts on the Christian and alcohol.

The Christian and Alcohol (Alcohol abuse)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 2 (Alcohol in the history of the U.S.)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 3 (Seeing what the Bible says about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 4 (What the Pentateuch says about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 5 (What the rest of the Old Testament says about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 6 (What Proverbs and Ecclesiastes say about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 7 (What the gospels say about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 8 (What the rest of the New Testament says about alcohol)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 9 (Additional passages to consider)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 10 (Additional passages to consider)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 11 (Modern concepts forced onto an ancient text)
The Christian and Alcohol, Part 12 (Tim’s conclusions)
Bloggers and others discuss alcohol and the Christian

Tim has done good work with this material, doing thorough exegesis before reaching conclusions.

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2 Responses

  1. Thanks, Jay. I appreciate the link. [Explains the huge spike in traffic on my blog. 🙂 ]

    Grace and peace,
    Tim Archer

  2. It’s unacceptable for men to forgo alcohol. When I offer you a beer I’m trying to sync our chemical balances, thoughts, and build an alliance. Women have no choice in the building of alliances with one another – that’s why they make friends so easily. If they spend extended amounts of time together their bodies synchronize their menstrual cycles. They gain chemical telepathy with strangers. Dudes don’t have this. We have alcohol, and before alcohol I’m sure there were magic mushrooms, or intoxicating cacti that men used to link to one another. My point is that the Indians probably called a guy a fag when he declined to take a bite of peyote. And the base idea is still true today. The guy that rejects the beer is refusing to synchronize thoughts, chemical balances, and alliances with me. He’s failing to build trust, to compromise, and to become one team. It’s almost an act of war to decline my beer. Fuck off Mr. Sober. You’re not welcome here. Fuck off Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. You are responsible for creating social retards that can’t figure out how to connect with other people.

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