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Evil does not exist ontologically. And that’s why it’s so powerful – because it’s so parasitic on our deepest desires – and why so oftentimes the most profound evils that are perpetrated are done in the name of the good. 1,631 more words

Advice For The Young And Impressionable

Karl Barth and NT Wright on Philippians 2.5-11, 'The Emptying'

Here is the pericope under consideration by both Karl Barth and N.T. Wright, respectively:

5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, 6 who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, 7 but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  1,096 more words

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Barth's Rhetoric of the Holy Spirit

A longstanding criticism of Karl Barth has been that his christocentrism so overpowers his theology that pneumatology often seems to take a theological back-seat. This was especially noted by Robert Jenson’s famous article cleverly entitled, “You wonder where the Spirit went” Jenson, and others, while highly sympathetic to Barth’s theology, nevertheless are concerned that Barth’s christological centre is so unmoving that sometimes all we hear is “Jesus Christ” when we would expect to be hearing “Holy Spirit.” This critique focused especially upon Barth’s pneumatology as evident in the  812 more words

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Wolfhart Pannenberg (1928 - 2014)

I was saddened to hear of the passing of one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century, Wolfhart Pannenberg, last Friday on September 5. 95 more words


Karl Barth on the glory of God

We will always struggle to rightly define God in all of his glorious perfections but I recently read this excerpt from Karl Barth and it provoked profound joy within me. 834 more words

Girls’ Rugby A Dominant Culture At Summit High School

FRISCO, Colo. (CBS4) – When thinking of sports in Summit County certainly there’s skiing, snowboarding or even biking, but it’s also home to one of the most dominant high school programs in the state — a sport many probably didn’t even know exists. 394 more words