I wrote this piece over at Proclaimanddefend.org. I share an alternate perspective on New York State right now. There are many people who need the truth! https://www.proclaimanddefend.org/2019/02/01/come-over-to-new-york-and-help-us/
One local church in my area advertised a "launch Sunday" for the first Sunday after the start of the school year. This betrays an acceptance of a worldly attitude toward summer. God wants us to pursue holiness always, and that includes attending your local church. We need the church all year round. If we have neglected church this summer, we need to repent (Rev. 2:5a).
I offer some brief comments on the book Ancient Wine and the Bible by David Brumbelow and how it has helped me in thinking through the issues around abstience. It shows that we should not assume that wine in the Bible is always alcoholic, but that rather we should let the historical context and the Biblical context inform how we understand references to wine.
False teachers must be rejected from our homes when they come specifically to promote falsehood.
Christians should desire to care for animal life and the environment, but because the earth is the Lords and he requires it. The true salvation for the planet and animal life will be found in the Second Coming of Christ.