Resolution #1 I know it’s still a few days off from New Years, but I figure a headstart isn’t a bad idea. Momentum helps with being resolved. Which is to say that I’ve decided to revamp this here blog.

Barth: The bottom line Below I’ve posted a number of quotes from Dogmatics in Outline by Karl Barth that I wanted to review. The most influential shot I’ve gotten from Mr. Barth has definitely to do with the identity Barth makes with omnipotence and grace. He says, “The grace of God and the omnipotence of…

Barth: Miscellaneous “The Church is not ‘of the opinion’, it does not have ‘views’, convictions, enthusiasms. It believes and confesses, that is it speaks and acts on the basis of the message based on God Himself in Christ.” “God thinks it not robbery to be divine, that is, He does not hold on to the…

Barth: Freedom and Evil “And creaturely freedom means, finally that there is a contigency of what is, a specific existence of the creature; and this specific existence, at any rate of the human creature, means freedom to decide, ability to act one way or another. But his freedom can only be the freedom appropriate to…

Barth: Time and Space “Everything outside God is held constant by God over nothingness. Creaturely nature means existence in time and space, existence with a beginning and an end, existence that becomes, in order to pass away again. Once it was not, and once it will no longer be. And it is not one but…

Woopsidaisy I’m fairly sure there were a few comments in the previous posts. Apparently the ‘Shout Out’ gods have deemed them unworthy of consumption. Many apologies. But speaking of consumption, if you have not already made Dr. Leithart’s blog the object of your daily blog consumption, then you are yet to breathe. Dr. Leithart is…

Kerr shoots, he scores Kerr finally got to the goods in the last chapter of Theology after Wittgenstein. And not that the other stuff wasn’t worth it. I was just worried he wasn’t going to go in for the kill, but he does. Oh, he does. Perhaps the most striking observation that Kerr makes is…

Advent Aroma The season of Advent is the dinner guest who consistently (unexpectedly) arrives ten minutes early. There we are still licking the turkey off our fingers and finishing the Thanksgiving stuffing when the first Sunday of Advent is upon us unrelenting. I suppose this is a uniquely American dilemma. But alas here I am,…

John-Revelation Project For anybody interested in St. John’s Revelation or eschatology in general, I would highly recommend the John-Revelation Project. I’ve only read a little, but the premises upon which the project is based seem quite sound, and its thesis offers an intriguing and exegetically defensible counter to various other attempts at understanding John’s apocalyptic…

It Makes Us To Dance With the jihad against Christ Church, Trinity Reformed, New St. Andrews, Bucers, Zume, et cetera showing no signs of abating, it is important to point out that we have been deemed worthy of the attacks. And with the tomatoes coming from every direction, it’s probably a good indicator that we’re…