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“No one can become and remain a theologian unless he is compelled again and again to be astonished at himself. . . ‘Who am I to be a theologian?'” —  Karl Barth, Evangelical Theology: An Introduction (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1992), 71.

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The Mystery and the Miracle of Christmas

On the 12th & final day of Christmas:

The Mystery and the Miracle of Christmas

From Karl Barth, Dogmatics in Outline

We have now come to one of the places , and perhaps indeed to the place, at which at all times, and even largely within the Christian community, offence has been taken. 2,579 more words

Advent

Theology is really dialogue with God.

Instead of thinking about theology as an analytical science such as philosophical inquiry represents I think it would be much better if we started with the… 982 more words

Karl Barth

Day Trip: Downtown Buckhead

Recently I have reconnected with a few friends who I attended school with when I lived in Roswell. After my parents’ split and moving about 30 minutes out to Marietta, I didn’t much keep in contact with my friends there because, well, I was 9 and couldn’t drive nor did I have a phone. 365 more words

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Deus dixit 'God has Spoken'. The Antidote to Evangelical and 'Liberal' Apologetics Alike

Is there a place for Christian apologetics? I grew up (and still largely inhabit) in the North American evangelical sub-culture where J.P. Moreland and William Lane Craig, along with the fellows of the Discovery Institute and Intelligent Design are common fare. 673 more words

Karl Barth

The No-God

Barth speaking just as loudly to the present time as he did for pre-World War II, yet heeded just as little.

“We suppose that we know what we are saying when we say ‘God’. 327 more words

Cat trapped in moving box to be reunited with family

A cat who survived a trip from Virginia to Hawaii without food or water for more than a month will soon be reunited with her family–again. 127 more words

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