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Robert Farrar Capon

2075

“People often say they are afraid of death – about, as they sometimes put it, having to be nothing after all these lovely years of being something. When they tell me that, I try to focus the problem more tightly. “Let me see if I understand you,” I say. “You’re bothered by the thought that […]

grace

Robert Farrar Capon is a relatively recent discovery. Sadly he passed away in 2013. Here’s another grace-example of what he captures so well…….. “Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations […]

Capon on Preaching

I think good preachers should be like bad kids. They ought to be naughty enough to tiptoe up on dozing congregations, steal their bottles of religion pills…and flush them all down the drain.(!!) The church, by and large, has drugged itself into thinking that proper human behavior is the key to its relationship with God. […]

grace, and more grace

Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations to every window, pounding at every door in a hilarity beyond all liking and happening, until the prodigals come out […]

life, incarnation & transformation

Robert Farrar Capon said, “We dance under the banner of God’s desire.” What a beautiful and true image. Desire is prayer. The desire to pray is prayer. The desire to desire to pray is like an ocean of love to God that moves mountains. From the outset, whether we know it or not, we are […]

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