…Whose God Is Their Belly…

 I've been using volume VIII of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ed. by Mark Edwards) as I teach/preach through Philippians.  There are a bunch more in this IVP set (Thomas Oden is the general editor), and I do recommend them for OT/NT studies.  So far, I'm quite impressed with this commentary.  It contains excerpts of …

The Extreme (Barthian) Home Makeover

Still (as with a few days ago) reading Barth's commentary on Philippians (specifically 3.7-9), I've had my furniture tossed around.  I don't wholeheartedly yet accept this whole bit, but it is amazing.  And it makes those who say "justifying faith is obedient faith" look like school children fussing around on the playground.  "The best way …

Barth on Horrified Repentance

Commenting on Philippians 3.7 (Yet whatever gains I had, these I have come to regard as loss because of Christ [NRSV]), Karl Barth writes well. "To repent - one surely turns here involuntarily to this concept - does not mean to be liberalized, to become indifferent to what we formerly were, to the former objects of …

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