Viewing 9 posts by Mark Amos

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    Any Questions?

    Jürgen Moltmann’s The Trinity and the Kingdom of God is a challenging read. It isn’t challenging because it’s particularly difficult to read, but because it poses... Read more
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    How Useful is Philosophy for Theology?

    The question of philosophy’s importance for theology is massively complicated and oversimplifications and misunderstandings abound (this post probably won’t help in... Read more
  • ‘The Hunger Games’, Hope, Social Action and the Church image

    ‘The Hunger Games’, Hope, Social Action and the...

    The Hunger Games trilogy is something of a sensation in the world of teen literature. It’s difficult to pinpoint its appeal, but I for one have been sucked in. For... Read more
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    Where is God?

    I have a confession: I often get turned off by Christian apologetics; at least a certain kind of Christian apologetics. The kind of apologetic that I mean is the kind... Read more
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    Blessings and Woes in the Theology of Karl Barth

    A number of times in posts on this blog the Swiss theologian Karl Barth has been referenced. Barth has been hugely influential in academic theology during the 20th... Read more
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    Being a Little Person at Christmas

    The Swiss theologian Karl Barth once wrote a Christmas letter to a group of Christians in Japan. The group were avid readers of his work, and Barth wanted to acknowledge... Read more
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    Reformed and Reforming

    The recent posts and paper on the question of how reformed we are have been really engaging. One way in which the term reformed is used is to describe a theology that is... Read more
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    Searching for the Real Jesus Christ

    Several years ago the controversial ‘artist’ and musician Marylin Manson released a song originally by Depeche Mode called Personal Jesus. To me it seemed to... Read more