April 30, 2017

Wine is a Mocker

Dan Pelletier Please pray for a poor man who fell on the sidewalk outside our church in the middle of the night tonight.

No Health Benefit from Moderate Alcohol Consumption

David Potter Newsweek reports a study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs which disputes claims that moderate alcohol consumption has health benefits. After scrutinizing 87 studies on the subject, researchers concluded that all but 13 of them had flawed methodology. In short, the control groups in each case contained people who […]

Does the Bible Condone Alcoholic Beverages?

Gary Reimers Fundamentalists find themselves in a difficult and awkward position concerning alcoholic beverages. By instinct, tradition and Biblical principle they are convinced that believers should abstain entirely. Yet that position is under strong attack today by others who also claim to believe the Bible. Among new-evangelicals the trend is toward “social drinking” as an […]

Review: Christians and Alcohol: A Scriptural Case for Abstinence

Christians and Alcohol: A Scriptural Case for Abstinence by Randy Jaeggli, published by Bob Jones University Seminary © Bob Jones University Press, 2014. Reviewed by Don Johnson The subject of alcohol has been a contentious one among Christians since at least the beginning of the Temperance Movement in the 19th century and continues to trouble […]

The Eclectic Web – May 23, 2014

We often provide links to “news of the day” sites here on The Eclectic Web. These may have some value, although by the time we publish them they are mostly all “old news.” This time around, I’d like to start our links with a list of helpful resources for the Christian student. Some are probably […]

Does the Great Commission Require Drinking Beer?

David Potter Does fulfilling the Great Commission require that we must be willing to drink beer in a bar in order to win people to Christ? Thus said Daniel Wallace, probably the most brilliant mind on the faculty at Dallas Seminary. Here is the link so that you can see for yourself if I have […]


For another edition of the eclectic web, we have links to serious topics, less serious topics and others that fit somewhere on the spectrum between these two extremes. Alcohol and more Science, pseudo-Science, urban legends and everybody knows… Theology Off the beaten path…

Alcohol debate

One of our board members, Pastor Mike Harding from First Baptist Church of Troy, Michigan, participated in a debate about alcohol use by Christians on Moody Radio. You can listen to the replay here.

Morality vs. Holiness and other links

The Eclectic Web We’ve been collecting links for some weeks now. Time to share them with our readers – some of importance, some perhaps just matters of curious interest. Our list touches on these subjects: Christian standards (Morality vs. Holiness) Compromise and mysticism (Beth Moore, Osteen, et al) Canada’s Courts (Prostitution law) Football fanatics (Fantasy […]

A few thoughts on ‘Reformed Rap’–and other notes

The Eclectic Web Our friend and often a contributor to P&D, Brian Collins offers a few thoughts on the rap controversy. He poses some questions that need to be answered. For example: Why is there such invective toward men who counsel against the use of rap music for Christian purposes? Do they not have the […]