Barth’s Church Dogmatics
Vol. 1.1 and 1.2 of Karl Barth’s 14 volume Church Dogmatics came in yesterday (thanks to Chaz) and I am as happy as a hyena! Those who love theology understand why. Barth is considered by many as the greatest theologian of the 20th century, a modern church father, and it seems his influence is increasing…
Poverty of Spirit
In preparation for tomorrow’s talk on the Beautitudes which I will be giving to a group of policemen I read Sinclair Ferguson’s book on the Sermon on the Mount and here are some quotes which touched me: “We are poor men and women in ourselves, with no righteousness of our own to plead before God.…
Valley of Vision (2)
By the way, for those who’re interested, you can read a page a day from The Valley of Vision free on-line at the Banner of Truth website here.
Valley of Vision
“Sin is my greatest evil, but thou art my greatest good; I have cause to loathe myself, and not to seek self-honour, for no one desires to commend his own dunghill.” My reading this morning from The Valley of Vision (a collection of Puritan Prayers & Devotions) on “Self Knowledge’ reminds me of that verse…
Books on Hermeneutics
Mickelsen’s Interpreting the Bible came in today. I bought it for only around 700 pesos. Amazon’s selling it for around $ 35.00 so I think I made a good buy. A couple of weeks ago or so I also bought Thiselton’s New Horizons in Hermeneutics for only around 1000 pesos.
Here’s a book I heartily recommend. I read it way back in college and I found it inspiring. It was the first book on Martin Luther I ever read and I really learned a lot in terms of church history and theology. Now, many years after, I teach Historical Theology in seminary and I guess…