Two Hundred Proof Grace

Absolute Truth

“The Reformation was a time when men went blind, staggering drunk because they had discovered, in the dusty basement of late medievalism, a whole cellar full of fifteen-hundred-year-old, two-hundred-proof grace—of bottle after bottle of pure distillate of Scripture, one sip of which would convince anyone that God saves us single-handedly. The word of the gospel—after all those centuries of trying to lift yourself into heaven by worrying about the perfection of your bootstraps—suddenly turned out to be a flat announcement that the saved were home before they started…Grace has to be drunk straight: no water, no ice, and certainly no ginger ale; neither goodness, nor badness, nor the flowers that bloom in the spring of super spirituality could be allowed to enter into the case.”, [Robert Farrar Capon]


  1. #1 by Stuart on October 11, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    I found your blog while searching for something about Dominic Crossan on sacrifice. Just thought I’d say hello from Yorkshire, UK. I like the way you think, your warmth really comes through, and you, or someone in the family, are an excellent photographer.

    Be always encouraged.

    • #2 by Christian Beyer on October 12, 2009 - 11:02 am

      Hi, Stuart. You are too kind. Really. Just ask Logio 🙂 As for the photos, I’m flattered. But not all of them are mine – at least usually not the ones in the posts themselves. But it’s wonderful what one can do with ArcSoft.

      Thanks again and please join in the discussion. As you can see, I’m a fan of Crossen’s but not many of the folk I talk with have read his work.

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