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Category = ‘theology’


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 Pi..

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..

Oct 2007
19

Five-point Calvinism

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..

May 2007
7

‘The Cross and the Cariacatures’

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 ..

Apr 2007
22

‘The Love of God’ or the Cross?

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 wa..