The Godness of God
Karl Barth thought we needed to be reminded continually of the obvious, which to Barth was not so obvious.
Nearly 100 years ago, a book was published in Switzerland that, as one scholar put it, "landed like a bombshell on the playground of theologians." That playground was inhabited by liberal theologians, and the bombshell was Karl Barth's Epistle to the Romans. His commentary on Romans catapulted Barth onto the scene and sent shockwaves through church and academy. In this commentary, despite its excesses, we first find themes that profoundly shaped Barth's later theology. More interesting to me is that the book contains themes that I believe are particularly relevant to evangelicalism today, one of which we'll consider here... continue reading >>