For those looking for more information on the Christian view of alcohol, pastor Mike Harding passes on these references:
R. V. Pierard, “Alcohol,” Evangelical Dictionary of Theology, ed. Walter Elwell (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1984, pp. 28-32.
F. S. Fitzsimmons, “Wine and Strong Drink,” New Bible Dictionary (2nded.), ed. J. D. Douglas (Downers Grove: Inter-Varsity) 1982, pp. 1255-57.
I. W. Raymond, The Teaching of the Early Church on the Use of Wine and Strong Drink (AMS Press), [1927, 1970].
R. Albert Mohler and Russell Moore, “Alcohol and Ministry” [MP3 audio], Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
John Piper, “Total Abstinence and Church Membership,” October 4, 1981 (desiringgod.org., topic index/34/313).
Norman Geisler, “A Christian Perspective on Wine-Drinking,” Bibliotheca Sacra (January-March, 1982) 139 (553), pp. 41-55.
Mike Harding is the pastor of First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan and a member of the FBFI Executive Board.
This article is excerpted from a single, longer piece by pastor Harding. The original article is available here in pdf format.