1 Corinthians · Eschaton · Genesis · Jesus Christ · Karl Barth · Redemption · Revelation · Suffering · Theodicy

A Brief Theology of Suffering: The Story of God and Man

<!–[if !mso]> st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } <![endif]–> There can be no missing that something is terribly wrong with the world.  One need not look far to conclude this.  Sin and evil; death and suffering; sorrow and loss abound.  Not that there is never life and hope or blessing and goodness, but that all things are not well… Continue reading A Brief Theology of Suffering: The Story of God and Man

Church Dogmatics · Dietrich Bonhoeffer · I Heart Barth · Karl Barth · N. T. Wright

I Heart Barth

As I mentioned earlier this week Hendrickson Publisher’s made Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics available for a steal of a price.  This has lead to theological geeks, er, students finally having access to Barth’s magnum opus.  Several of the students at Providence Seminary where I attend have been discussing this for some time and in a… Continue reading I Heart Barth

Jason Hood · Karl Barth · N. T. Wright · Rudolph Bultmann

Nursery Rhymes With Bultmann and Wright

I just received a humorous reading of “Humpty Dumpty by N. T. Wright” (thanks to Jason Hood) and he further had a link to Bultmann’s reading of “Mother Goose”.  These are a little too close to reality…see what you think.  Or perhaps I’ve just spent too much time reading theologians…and that’s why I think these… Continue reading Nursery Rhymes With Bultmann and Wright

Dogmatics in Outline · Jesus Christ · Karl Barth · Time

Jesus Christ and Time

 I’ve been reading through Karl Barth’s “Dogmatics in Outline” (for a third time now and eagerly awaiting the arrival of the complete fourteen volume “Church Dogmatics” this coming November first) as prep for Sunday nights working through the Apostles’ Creed and happened upon this wonderful extended quote dealing with Jesus Christ and time.  I just… Continue reading Jesus Christ and Time