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Augustine or Barth? You Choose

Is Karl Barth the rescuer of the modern Protestant church; is that how he is being appealed to by some Protestants, as Thomas Aquinas was for Tridentine (Roman Catholic) theology? 466 more words

Karl Barth


Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.

Karl Barth

Bonhoeffer on "Non-Religious Interpretation," part 2

See part one. See the comments in part one for some good thoughts and questions from others.

This is the second and final installment of my exploration of Bonhoeffer’s “non-religious interpretation” of Christianity, found in his… 1,627 more words

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The Paper Walls Of Time

Lift every voice and sing
Till earth and
Heaven ring – James Weldon Johnson, “Lift Every Voice And Sing”


Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, order your disciples to stop.’ He answered, ‘I tell you, if these were silent, the stones would shout out.’ – Luke 19:39-40…

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Et expecto resurrectionem mortuorum (Dedicated to my father)

Detail of Michelangelo’s The Final Judgment at the Vatican’s Sixtine Chapel

I. A song for my father. My father died on a 30th March twelve years ago. 1,583 more words


Karl Barth on Theology: What is it For?

Many Christians – included some of my own friends – feel uncomfortable at the mention of the word ‘theology’. For some, it conjures up feelings of uneasiness, as they’re reminded of individuals who have been belligerent and un-Christlike in arguing their own theological persuasion, often seeking to enforce their views on that person. 830 more words