To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I've been preaching on the 5 alones: Scripture alone, Christ alone, Grace alone, Faith alone, to the Glory of God alone. I think these five slogans are a great way of celebrating the Reformation, for all the unintended consequences it led to. They remind us not so … Continue reading The Five Alones
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Today my guest is Chris Currie, pastor of First Presbyterian Church Shreveport, Louisiana, and author of The Only Sacrament Left to Us: The Threefold Word of God in the Theology and Ecclesiology of Karl Barth. KB4D: Hi, Chris. Welcome to Karl Barth for Dummies and thanks for doing the interview. Tell us a bit about yourself, where … Continue reading Interview with Chris Currie
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On our Facebook page this week, we've been featuring quotes from John Godsey's article "Reminiscences of Karl Barth" published in the Princeton Seminary Bulletin Volume XXIII (2002). You can find the whole article here. Otherwise you can read here on for a number of key passages worth noting. The year was 1953. It was summertime when … Continue reading Reminiscences of Karl Barth
We recently held a caption contest on our Facebook page and here were the five most popular responses: And then I said ... ... I have a meme! ... I'm sorry, you must have mistaken me for a different Martin Luther. ... Karl, you may have wrote about God's words and actions, but I lived … Continue reading And then I said …
[Please note: the following is a work of fiction. Only the names have been changed to confirm what I said the first time: this is a work of fiction. May contain traces of nuts and satire.] Two weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Dr David Petrie, whose PhD dissertation proves unequivocally that the … Continue reading Modern Day Sadducee Confirms: We Live on in our Children
"A place for everything and everything in its place." In the third subsection of his doctrine of election Barth argues for its proper place in the scheme of his theology. Barth places it within his doctrine of God. God is the electing God, the God who chooses. He reveals himself as he really is precisely … Continue reading The Place of Election
(Disclaimer - I received an advance copy of the book for review purposes. I have been a Facebook friend with the author for a few years. Plus, I've organized a promotional contest with the author, with signed copies of the book as a prize. On the other hand, the author has managed to do in … Continue reading Book Review – Karl Barth in Plain English