The headlines spoke of nationalism and war. Barth proclaimed a living God who calls for repentance.
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Imprisonment in this country is long on punishment and shamefully short on rehabilitation.
No white person ever wants to think of themselves as racist. And that is precisely part of the problem, no white person ever thinks of themselves as racist. Each white person is the innocent exception to the rule, even when confronted with the realities that our society is thoroughly racialized.
Before we can say that "earth to earth" is a good thing, we have to believe it's really going to happen—not just to others, but to us.
In a culture that finds repentance unintelligible, impractical, or unnecessary, we are called to witness to its intelligibility, beauty, and importance.
“I’m a Christian,” said my oldest daughter, seven-year-old Miriam. “Really?” I replied. “So what makes you believe that you are a Christian?” “Because I love God, God loves me, and I know Jesus came back to life after dying on the cross.”
Salvation requires repentance. But of what do the righteous repent?