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Shadows of Divine Things

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This site is devoted to theological and philosophical investigations of the spiritual meanings of life, current events, music, spiritual growth, nature, and learning to be attuned to listening to the 'language of God.' The name of this blog comes from one of Jonathan Edwards's journals which he called 'Shadows of Divine Things,' and later renamed 'Images of Divine Things.' As a Christian I am continously on a spiritual journey to grow more into the image of Christ, to understand what it means to be crucified with Christ. To seek the truths of the Christian Faith is of upmost importance, and to know that any truths that are found outside of Christianity are present there because they ultimately point to God. I have an M.A. in theology and apologetics and I completed one year of graduate studies in Philosophy at Marquette University.

Monday, July 10, 2006

"The Church Means Suffering and Not Triumph"

"He who hears the gospel and proclaims it . . . knows that the church means suffering and not triumph . . . He sees the inadequacy of the church growing apace, not because of its weakness and lack of influence, not because it is out of touch with the world; but, on the contrary, because of the pluck and force of its wholly utilitarian and hedonistic illusions, because of its very great success, and because of the skill with which it trims its sails to the changing fashions of the world."

- Karl Barth, from his commentary Romans

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Blogger Charles Cameron said...

Finding references to 'Barth' & 'Triumph' (in this case, 'Not Triumph'), & recalling G C Berkouwer's book on Barth - 'The Triumoph of Grace ... ', I wondered if you might be interested in my Berkouwer blog - www.theologyofgcberkouwer.blogspot.com
I also have another blog of Bible Reading Notes - www.christinallthescriptures.blogspot.com

4:11 PM, July 16, 2006  

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