I am still processing an article in Christianity Today on Moody Bible Institute removing its ban on alcohol and tobacco products for faculty and staff.
A spokesperson for Moody stated that the recent change reflects the school's interest in promoting a "high trust
environment that emphasizes values, not rules." While faculty and staff will continue to be required to adhere to "biblical absolutes," they will now be allowed to consume alcohol and use tobacco products because the Bible does not prohibit the use of such products.
The article goes on to suggest that Moody's decision is a sign of the times, pointing toward a trend among evangelicals who have become more relaxed about former cultural taboos.