5 Reasons Why You Need Drop Everything and Read “Escape From Reason” Now

I’d like to recommend a short little book to you all, a book I’m slightly embarrassed to admit that I had never read before (until last evening and first thing this morning), Francis Shaeffer’s Escape From Reason. And here’s why you should beg, borrow, buy, trade yourself into the possession of a copy of this…

The Church and War

“If the church as a matter of habit tolerates the use of force and planning for warfare on the part of the state, then she will not even know when the exceptional time has come when it would be justified for her to say a Christian ‘yes.’” John Howard Yoder, summarizing Karl Barth’s views, Karl…

Anonymous Christians

For those curious about my previous comments regarding Barth’s views on Christians serving in the political realm “anonymously,” Barth writes: “In the political sphere the Christian community can draw attention to its gospel only indirectly, as reflected in its political decisions, and these decisions can be made intelligible and brought to victory not because they…

How Disciples Rule

“As disciples of Christ, the members of his church do not rule: they serve. In the political community, therefore, the church can only regard all ruling that is not primarily a form of service as a diseased and never as a normal condition.” – Karl Barth