Barth CD I/2 11:24 am
eugene peterson, karl barth & : why I'm still tweeting cryptic bits of barth http://goo.gl/qvl8K
"the Church is no longer the Church where it does not know a higher authority than its own"
"...for the Word of God is not spoken to individuals, but to the Church of God, and to individuals only in the Church"
barth's beautiful & brilliant account of why & how to confess our faith in public, with confidence & humility: http://goo.gl/VzaXl
"...before I myself make a confession I must myself have heard the confession of the Church"
"if I have not heard the Church, I cannot speak to it…"
"I cannot thrust myself into the debate about a right faith which goes on in the Church without first having listened…"
"my first duty is to love & respect [the confession of the Church] as the witness of my fathers & brethren..." http://goo.gl/CnsCX
If he keeps writing like this, I will no longer be able to simply listen & process at a safe distance… http://goo.gl/CnsCX
"the immediate goal & necessary result of a debate on true faith is that those who take part in it should make a common confession"
"wherever there is this agreement, & therefore a Church, debate about true faith has reached its goal"