Category = ‘theology’
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..
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..