Category = ‘theology’
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 exised. Bar..
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 Brompton,..
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 Pietism lov..
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 possible au..
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 at..
I once got into an argument with a leader of a Christian organisation about various things, one of which was five-point Calvinism. The five points helpfully make up the word TULIP: Total depravity Unc..
I have just finished reading Tom Wright’s lengthy article on Penal Substitution , during a long safety exchange in the snooker world championship final (!). Penal substitution is something of a hot to..
I visited a local church today for a baptism communion service. In some respects it was my ideal service (over in just under an hour and a quarter, very friendly, lots of families and kids), but I was..