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  • Baptists & alcohol: Is the consensus shifting?

    by David Roach, posted Friday, November 02, 2018 (12 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Amid a years-long battle with postpartum depression, anxiety and insomnia, a therapist gave Jenny Morrison what proved to be a life-altering suggestion: "Why don't you try drinking a small glass of wine at night?"

    When Morrison, a longtime follower of Jesus and Southern Baptist, tried it that night, "it made me sleepy and gave me almost immediate" relief "from the depression and anxiety," she said.

    So over the course of several years, she drank more, and more, and more -- until she nearly lost her family and her life. Read More

  • Alcohol use reignites issue among Baptists

    by Art Toalston, posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Alcohol consumption has jumped back into Baptist discussions, this time stirred by the termination of a high-profile pastor.

    Perry Noble's removal as senior pastor of the multi-campus NewSpring Church in South Carolina was communicated to members and attendees during Sunday worship services, July 10. Read More