An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison

Is there any concern in the Old Testament about saving one's soul at all? Is not righteousness and the kingdom of God on earth the focus of everything, and is not Romans 3:14 too, the culmination of the view that in God alone is righteousness, and not in an individualistic doctrine of salvation? It is … Continue reading An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison

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Dorothee Sölle on the struggle against obedience

"Can one demand a particular stance toward God and educate toward that stance, yet simultaneously criticize that same stance toward people and toward institutions? Is it actually possible, in the realities of daily life, to distinguish between the obedience which is due God and that obedience toward people which we can and ought with good … Continue reading Dorothee Sölle on the struggle against obedience

Why Would God Repent? The Theology Behind a Remorseful Jesus (Matt. 3:13)

by Ben Wood, originally posted on his blog The New Testament preserves a strange incident which offers a key to understanding the internal radicalism of the Gospel message. Jesus is walking beside the Jordan River with his cousin, the wandering prophet John, and asks to be baptised. Initially John resists this request saying “I need … Continue reading Why Would God Repent? The Theology Behind a Remorseful Jesus (Matt. 3:13)

A Poem by Kaygusuz Abdal (English Translation)

Allah, God, Creator, come drink from the gourd Be intimate with intimates, let otherness disappear Watch the garden of the heart vigilantly so that water buffalos don’t enter it Be extremely careful or else you’ll make the lamp of the light tower fly away! Don’t burden the ant with the elephant’s load, it cannot possibly … Continue reading A Poem by Kaygusuz Abdal (English Translation)