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A Random Blog Post on Classical Theism

Classical theism is not a monolithic thing, it comes in many shapes and sizes; typically that is associated with the period classical theism is developed within and associated with. 313 more words


Everyone is a Theologian--says Barth--Christian and non-Christian Alike

When philosophers talk about ‘god’ are they referring to the God, or instead a human projection of a no-God? When atheists talk about ‘god’ are they referring to the God, or instead a socio-phenomenal construct of god that they have inherited tacitly from the cultures (largely Western per the assumption of this post) they have grown up in? 744 more words



Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil.
For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone… 989 more words

Life In Tension

The Bible is About Jesus: Some Engagement with the Post-Reformed Orthodox and some "evangelical Calvinists"

It really is striking to move beyond the popular, and engage with the critical; particularly when it comes to theological matters (at least for me). I am continuing my trek through Richard Muller’s… 678 more words

T. F. Torrance

Barth the non-Arminian, and the Particularity of each Individual in Salvation

I wanted to briefly highlight something in the theology of Karl Barth offered up by some commentary provided by Tom Greggs. Barth believed individual people had particularity, that they weren’t objectified and swallowed up in the mass (so to speak) of an ostensibly metaphysical humanity; i.e. 509 more words

Karl Barth

Karl Barth and Exegesis

As the Nazi’s purged the German universities of those who did not think like them, Karl Barth exhorted the students and preachers he left behind with some version of the following quote. 216 more words

The German Church in 1930

In 1930 a German church leader looked back over the previous decade in which many people had commented that the church in German was very weak. 328 more words

Early Bonhoeffer