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A New Creed for the Diocese of Armadale? Quelle Horreur!

On my holidays, I had conversations with a lot of friends about the state of the Church in general, and in Australia in particular. One thing that disturbed me was a document from the Diocese of Armadale (Rural, North West New South Wales) which their clergy are now required to sign.  1,431 more words

Weekly Reflections At St. John's Montreux

'The Sot-Weed Factor', by John Barth

I’ve been reading this book for about five years. I’ve started it countless times, each time with the intention of finishing it, but I’d get to the last hundred pages or so and put it down – but not for the reason you expect. 968 more words

Creative Writing

Barth on Our Limited Lives

“ have no option but to take what we are given—a limited life in an allotted span of time. And this simply brings us back to the starting-point.

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Faith And Spirituality

The Real Barth, the Real Jesus

Bonhoeffer discovered the writings of Barth some time in the late 20s and found them more fruitful for his own thinking than those of any other theologian. 357 more words

Early Bonhoeffer

A Little Bit about "The Triumph of Grace ... " and "A Half Century ... "

As well as Berkouwer’s ‘Studies in Dogmatics’, there are the interesting books – The Triumph of Grace in the Theology of Karl Barth & A Half Century of Theology. 124 more words

Stephen Holmes' Trinity back to the classics and away from the Moderns

Here is a post I began to write back in April of this year as I finished Stephen Holmes’ excellent book The Quest For The Trinity.  618 more words

Karl Barth

A Moment in Church History

When one stops and looks at the church of Jesus the Christ, one does not have to look hard to realize that it, at several points along its’ existence, has gone astray in the realms of orthodox theology and thought. 1,594 more words