What does it mean to have a sense of God?
For all those undertaking theological study this year (whether as a student at a College, as the theologian gifted to a christian community, or just for the love of God)... Karl Barth has a wonderful discussion of the attributes of God (his 'perfections') in the second volume of the Church Dogmatics. The final of these… Continue reading Divine Beauty
Everywhere I go I hear Christians whinging about social justice: why don't other Christians live out their faith? Where are the practical works to benefit the Poor and Oppressed? I have never met a single one of these people who was willing to don a cape and undies and actually go out there and Fight… Continue reading Father Brown
[More important than all is] a diligent endeavor to have the power of the truths professed and contended for abiding upon our hearts, that we may not contend for notions, but that we have a practical acquaintance within our own souls. When the heart is cast indeed into the mould of the doctrine that the… Continue reading communion and doctrine
Creak your armchair over to mine for a moment, weâ€™re going to have a conversation. Iâ€™m trying to work out the point of things. I have an hour. Arenâ€™t we meant to wait until the long afternoons and daylight savings for that sort of work? We need a verandah. What do you think this means:… Continue reading Conversation: the point of things
Faith arises in us under the creative impact of the self-witness and self-interpretation of God in his Word, and in response to the claims of his divine reality upon us which we cannot reasonably or in good conscience resist. It takes the form of a listening obedience to the address and call of God's Word… Continue reading Faith seeking understanding