Tag Archives: Karl Barth
In his book The Humanity of God theologian Karl Barth wrote: ”This much is certain, that we have no theological right to set any sort of limits to the loving-kindness of God which has appeared in Jesus Christ. Our theological duty is to see and understand it as being still greater than we had seen before.” (p. 62) I feel optimistic about the Christian faith when I hear a theologian … There’s more to read here.
Lee Greenwood, Elliott Smith and Karl Barth on “God Bless the USA” – A 4th of July excerpt from Your Neighbor’s Hymnal
The following excerpt is taken in part from my new book Your Neighbor’s Hymnal: What popular music teaches us about faith, hope and love:
Well… it’s coming up to Independence Day Weekend here in the United States. That means illegal fireworks, bar-b-ques on Weber grills, little children wearing patriot garb, and the sounds of the “most recognizable patriotic song” in the nation blaring from pickup trucks with gun racks … There’s more to read here.
We live in a time when it is simply difficult to hear the voice of God. When teaching on prayer in my Theology courses, students will often mention that one of the largest hindrances to deep prayer is that they cannot hear or discern God’s voice. ”Why pray to silence?” is what they will intimate and that is a fair question indeed. As I have mentioned in the past few blog postings … There’s more to read here.