“Here, then, is the sovereign power with which the pastors of the church, by whatever name they be called, ought to be endowed. That is that they may dare boldly to do all things by God’s Word; may compel all worldly power, glory, wisdom, and exaltation to yield to and obey his majesty; supported by… Continue reading Good Stuff!
Hey everyone! Ive been a bit behind on keeping up with blogging my way through CD II.2 but here are the first eight posts I’ve had a chance to get done. Enjoy and happy meanderings. Post 1: Election the Sum of the Gospel Post 2: Scripture’s Witness to Election Post 3: Scripture As The Core… Continue reading Explorations In Barth’s Doctrine of Election Thus Far
Barth on Scripture’s relation to election: Here & Here & Here Barth on Election: Here & Here Election and God’s love: Here God’s relationship with man and man’s relationship to God through Jesus: Here & Here The Joy of Election: Here The Necessity and today’s neglect of Theologians: Here
As anyone who has studied Karl Barth’s doctrine of election knows, Barth’s development of this doctrine is unique. One of the most unique aspects of his doctrine of election to me is the joy which he discovers within it. This isn’t to say that other Reformed theologians have not seen the doctrine of election as… Continue reading Barth & Election: The Joy of God’s Yes
“Gott ist frei”, Professor Karl Barth must have uttered or penned these words many times in his lifetime. God is free. God is free in His election of Himself to elect a covenant partner, i.e., man. But with this election of man comes God’s claim upon him. Man is no longer free. He is bound… Continue reading Election: The Sovereign Claim of God upon Man
Has the Church gone deaf? Yes and no. At large the American Church has stopped listening to the prophetic voice brought to it by its own faithful theologians. Yes many popular figures in today’s church sell many books and write many articles (John Piper, J.I. Packer, Mark Dever, Wayne Grudemn, yes, even Mark Driscoll), but… Continue reading The Church’s Neglect Of the Prophetic Voice in It’s Faithful Theologians
It’s a new year and Im a little late getting back into blogging. I Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years. This year I have attempted to lay out for myself a goal of books I MUST read before starting any others, and I must read them in order. First off we… Continue reading 2016 Reading Goals