Merry Christmas to you and yours from the team at Karl Barth for Dummies. "The nativity mystery “conceived from the Holy Spirit and born from the Virgin Mary”, means, that God became human, truly human out of his own grace. The miracle of the existence of Jesus , his “climbing down of God” is: Holy … Continue reading 2017 Christmas Card
Facebook, to be honest, is a popularity contest. It isn't the place people normally go to to learn new things or to be challenged about their basic assumptions. People like to hear their beliefs affirmed. Twitter is the same. I'm as guilty as anyone. Sometimes I even catch myself scrolling through Twitter just looking for … Continue reading The Results of the Popularity Contest
In developments that will send a shock-wave through the theological community, DeepMind's ground breaking artificial intelligience AlphaZero mastered the entire corpus of Karl Barth in merely four hours then exploded in spectacular fashion. Fortunately no one was hurt as researchers had wisely taken the precaution of exposing the self-teaching algorithm to Barth's densely worded theological … Continue reading DeepMind’s AlphaZero masters Barth in just four hours
Drinklings is a US based company that sells mugs and coffee to support mission and social justice projects around the world. They've made a Karl Barth mug and they offered one of their mugs and a bag of coffee as a prize in a raffle. To enter click on the link below, visit the Karl … Continue reading Karl Barth Mug Competition
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
Stay dialectic, my friends.
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 …