Saving the best for last
Originally delivered as a speech during a Christian college Alcohol Awareness Week, Crouch considers Genesis 9 (Noah gets drunk), John 2 (Jesus turns water into wine at a wedding party), and University of Michigan football. Crouch uses these stories to show how our supposedly individual choices regarding drinks actually have far-reaching communal effects. When should one drink? When should one not drink? How much is appropriate? How often? What is healthy? What is good? Crouch offers this:
"The crucial question for all our moral choices can be put this way: Which story are we joining? Which story are we joining with our choices? Are we joining the story of shame, or the story of grace? Are we joining the story of anonymity and loneliness, or the story of restoration and community?"