Senior writer for the Associated Baptist Press, Bob Allen, profiles my book in his present piece entitled, "Baptists Debate Social Drinking." Offering commentary on the recent action of the North Carolina Baptist Convention to pursue a policy for social drink (North Carolina Pastor, Tim Rogers, presented a motion which prompted such action), Allen follows it up with a brief analysis including several quotes from my book, Alcohol Today: Abstinence in an Age of Indulgence. In addition, he records, in part, a few of my responses to his follow-up questions raised in light of his reading my book.
Granted, I may not be in touch with reality and what may be inevitable--that is, the ultimate acceptance from the Southern Baptist Convention at large toward imbibing intoxicating substances for pleasurable purposes. So be it. Nonetheless, I remain confident that once Southern Baptists become fully informed as to the magnitude of the problem before us concerning the lackadaisical attitude many SBC leaders possess on social drink acceptance among the rising elite within Southern Baptist sub-culture, an overwhelming ground-swell of resistance will become public. It is to that end I pray.
Thanks to Bob Allen for a fair and judicious handling of this issue. The entire piece is definitely worth your time--"Baptists Debate Social Drinking."
Expecting a wonderful and prosperous New Year.
With that, I am...