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Pedagogy of Love

Whenever Christians have pursued the comprehensive pedagogy of the Shema, it has taken form in a civilization that expresses single-minded love for God and serves as a ubiquitous exhortation to persevere in that love. Continue Reading »

God's Wrath

Now go and smite Amalek, and utterly destroy all that they have; do not spare them, but kill both man and woman, infant and suckling, ox and sheep, camel and ass” (1 Sam. 15:3). The question of divine violence in the Old Testament is hardly a new one for Christians. Non-Christian opponents and . . . . Continue Reading »

Briefly Noted

At a theology conference some months ago, I mentioned to a friend that, although I think Karl Barth’s doctrine of the Word of God is one of modern theology’s great triumphs, academic “Barthianism” seemed to me a dead end. My friend walked me over to an eminent Barth scholar, who promptly . . . . Continue Reading »

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