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Category = ‘theology’


Dec 2007
18

The wrath of God was satisfied

I have been reading some of the minor prophets recently, and it hit me quite how angry God is with his people, and with the nations surrounding them. Of Ninevah God says, ‘Behold, I am against you, d..

Dec 2007
9

Barth on Human Wickedness

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: which has since been closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 May 2006. The author asked: ‘And what is the difference between the wickedn..

Dec 2007
8

Believing the Trinity

This was originally published as a comment on another blog (edit: since closed down) by Hueston Finlay on 13 June 2006. Someone once asked me to explain the Trinity to her. I did the standard thre..

Dec 2007
2

‘Interesting’ Service

I went to a service in an Anglican church this morning. We prayed for the souls of the dead, said that the bread and wine ‘will become’ Jesus’ body and blood, sang the wrong words to In Christ Al..

Nov 2007
28

Zoetic?

I’m writing an essay about revelation and I want to say that revelation is not just about knowledge but the transformation of one’s life. To do that I’d love to say something pithy like ‘revelatio..
Category Theology

Nov 2007
25

Barth on Mary and Jesus

Given Barth’s well-known polemical style, this quotation is perhaps not that surprising:  Mariology is an excrescence, i.e. a diseased construct of theological thought. Excrescences must be exi..

Nov 2007
19

‘One single being’?

God is not just one single being. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit: he is Trinity, he is community. And so therefore God is mutual love. Graham Tomlin, The Praise of Creation , Holy Trinity B..

Nov 2007
10

Barth on the Trinity

Barth, subtle as always:  All theological favouritisms are... forbidden: the one-sided belief in God the Father which was customary in the Enlightenment; the so-called Christocentrism which Pie..

Nov 2007
2

Barth on Liturgy and the Apostolic Succession

I’m currently reading a lot of Barth. Expect more quotations to come! It is a strange thing that when there are revisions of books of order and hymn-books in the Evangelical churches every poss..

Oct 2007
31

What is God like?

One of humankind’s most enduring questions is: what is God like? To what might we compare him? I will write more on this in the future - I’m currently writing a piece on revelation, which will look a..