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"And he chooses us"

Samuel Wells about "being with" and the very definition of love

"At the central moment in history, Jesus, the incarnate Son of God, has to choose between being with the Father and being with us. And he chooses us. At the same time the Father has to choose between letting the Son be with us and keeping the Son to Himself. And he chooses to let the Son be with us."

Jeppe Bach Nikolajsen, The Distinctive Identity of the Church

 The task that lies before the church in the Western world is to recapture a profound understanding of its own distinctive identity ... Mission must determine the life of the church in the world.

William Cavanaugh, Theopolitical Imagination

Is a theologically informed vision of politics, a vision that can help the church to break out of its captivity to myths of modernity, possible? The Catholic and Radical Orthodoxy theologian William Cavanaugh believes so.

John Milbank, Theology and Social Theory

Even if not quite an Barthian bombshell, John Milbank’s Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason did really chock its audience when it first appeared more than one and half decade ago.

"But attention!"

In the video clip above Karl Barth says that God reveals himself in the world, not just in the Bible. But here we have to be careful...

The ultimate politic

I mean, that may not sound like much, but I think it is the ultimate politic.

I say in a hundred years, if Christians are known as a strange group of people who don't kill their children and don't kill the elderly, we will have done a great thing.

En hyllning till kitsch

Most Christian art is and always has been kitsch: that’s what most Christians like. They—we—like it exactly because it’s nuance-free.

Holy Scripture, part 2

In a previous post I discussed Webster's Holy Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2003). In particular I highlighted his robustly trinitarian approach. In this post I will discuss his useful notion sanctification.

Holy Scripture, part 1

In Holy Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2003), John Webster gives a dogmatic sketch of what Holy Scripture is, an ontology, in the triune economy of salvation: