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Barth, Natural Theology, and Knowledge of God

One of Barth’s primary objections to natural theology — i.e. proposed knowledge of God derived through reason or the created order rather than direct revelation — is that such a thought process does not lead us to the knowledge of God revealed in Christ. 798 more words


Life as Sagyeonghoe: An Excerpt from Living in the Underground Church

(Tonight I finished writing the introduction to Living in the Underground Church, the third volume of our Underground Church series. The book is due out in November, but I’m eager to share this excerpt with you.  994 more words


Graduation week, celebrating Honorands: Great thinkers and writers

As we congratulate our students across the Divinity, English, Psychology and International Relations subject areas who graduate today at undergraduate and postgraduate level, we present a selection of distinguished individuals who have received honorary degrees from the University of St Andrews. 953 more words

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Further Marks of Fundamentalism

This is part of a continuing series of posts on fundamentalism. If you haven’t done so please go back read the first and second posts for context and clarifications. 2,390 more words


On Mozart & Creation

Karl Barth (1886-1968) was known to start each day listening to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In writing about the influence and importance of the man’s music, particularly in light of the tragic historical events that loomed large in Mozart’s day, he noted that… 168 more words


The Answer is More Certain than Our Prayer: Encouragement to Pray from Question 129 of the Heidelberg Catechism (with commentary by Karl Barth)

Heidelberg Catechism 129

Q. What does the word “Amen” signify?

A. “Amen” signifies, it shall truly and certainly be: for my prayer is more assuredly heard of God, than I feel in my heart that I desire these things of him… 521 more words

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Barth v. Brunner: Natural Revelation

A famous debate took place in the 20th century between two theological powerhouses: Karl Barth and Emil Brunner. The subject matter concerned natural revelation — i.e. 676 more words