St. Augustine VS Jürgen Moltmann (On Loving God)

Today we continue “Moltmann-March” with a quote contrasting Moltmann’s understanding of loving God as gladly existing, and Augustine’s understanding of loving God as rejecting existence and hiding in the innermost self. This quote comes from Moltmann’s excellent book The Source of Life: The […]

Karl Barth on Tillich’s Systematic Theology

Paul Tillich is a theologian of interest for me, despite my partiality to Karl Barth. Barth, Bultmann, and Tillich are often considered the three most influential names in 20th century theology (though I’d like to add TF Torrance to that list!), […]

Karl Barth on the Humanity of God

Karl Barth’s The Humanity of God was one of his first books I read. I loved it, but in retrospect I probably understood very little of it. So today I decided to read it once again, and since it’s a rather short book I’ve […]

5 Great Quotes from CD I/1 (Karl Barth)

Yesterday I finished reading Karl Barth’s first book (volume I/1) in his magnum opus The Church Dogmatics. And as before, today I want to present a “summary” of this work in the form of five quotes taken from it. Though a summary is nearly […]

3 Reason to Read Theology (and Where to Start)

Theology has a bad reputation amongst Christians. While it’s a respected field, it also can seem like an impenetrable field reserved only elite scholars. But Karl Barth once said that, “In the church of Jesus Christ there can and should be no non-theologians.”  We’re all […]

3 Amazing Truths About Jesus

Jesus is what God looks like. In Colossians 1:15 Paul writes that Jesus is the “image of the invisible God.” When we look at Jesus we are seeing what God is like. Which is a very profound thought. If Jesus […]