Interview with Dr Travis McMaken

Here's a blast from the past: my intervew with Dr Travis McMaken from October, 2014 Richard:¬†Good evening, Dr McMaken, and welcome to Karl Barth for Dummies. Travis: Glad to be here! You can call me Travis - takes less typing. ūüôā Richard:¬†¬†Thanks, Travis. Tell us a bit about yourself, your family, your current home and … Continue reading Interview with Dr Travis McMaken


Reformation 500

(WARNING! This article is a work of fiction. It contains high levels of satire. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely humorous. Individuals are strongly advised to engage their sense of humor before reading. May also contain traces of nuts.) World-wide commemorations of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation next October may have … Continue reading Reformation 500

Babylon Bee – a Force for Good not Evil

Amid rising controversy, one church leader has come out in support of the Christian satirical blog "The Babylon Bee." (For the Babylon Bee¬†click here.)¬†The "Bee", as it is affectionately known, is often criticized for picking on soft targets, creating strawmen, and displaying a conservative Evangelical bias. Seeker-sensitive pastor, Shepherd Joe Burns, for example, complained recently: … Continue reading Babylon Bee – a Force for Good not Evil

Pannenberg on Barth

The following two paragraphs are quoted from an article Wolfhart Pannenberg wrote in¬†Christian Century, March 11, 1981, pp. 260-263. In the article Pannenberg outlines his spiritual and theological journey in life, from a non-Christian home to the theological academy. Pannenberg makes a number of interesting observations and reveals some personal insights. In these two paragraphs, … Continue reading Pannenberg on Barth