Trinitarian Theology after Barth: a Review

Book: Trinitarian Theology after Barth (Princeton Theological Monograph) ed. by Myk Habets and Phillip Tolliday, with a foreword by John Webster (AMAZON LINK) Publisher: Pickwick Publications (an imprint of Wipf & Stock Publishers), included in the Princeton Theological Monograph Series #148 (PUBLISHER […]

The Final Written Words of Karl Barth

In my book, Karl Barth in Plain English, I wrote the following: Karl Barth died in his sleep on the morning of December 10 [1968], having spent the evening listening to Mozart and writing yet another theology lecture. Barth left that lecture […]

Come, Holy Spirit: Sermons (by Karl Barth), a Review

Book: Come, Holy Spirit: Sermons by Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen (Amazon link) Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2009 (Publisher link) I have a soft spot for reading Karl Barth’s sermons. This is now the fourth collection I’ve read; and while I can’t […]

God is Love in Himself (Karl Barth CD I/2)

Here’s a wonderful little quote from Karl Barth; enjoy! “We will now try to give the briefest possible outline of what the love of God is which is the real basis of our love to God, determining its character. One […]

Karl Barth on Separating Christians from Non-Christians

In a moving yet brief portion of Barth’s life from autobiographical texts, compiled and edited by Eberhard Busch, Barth had this to say in response to a question regarding non-Christians attending his lecture on systematic theology: “Several times during these […]

Robert Jenson’s Alpha and Omega: a Review

Book: Alpha and Omega: A Study in the Theology of Karl Barth by Robert W. Jenson (Amazon link) Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2002 (Publisher link) Robert W. Jenson’s book, Alpha and Omega, is an excellently clear, and precise study in the […]

The 12 Best Books I Read in 2016

It’s been a great year for reading. My goal this year was to read eighty books, and, to my surprise, I reached that goal in June. I’ve since far surpassed my goal and have read a total of 124 books! […]

The Strange and Poor Kingdom of God

God’s kingdom is not like the kingdoms of this world. Jesus made that clear throughout His ministry, most notably in trial before Pilate. His kingdom is in the world, but it is strange and poor, weak and needy, frankly, it is a […]