Flotsam and jetsam (5/17)

  • Faith and Theology has a fascinating post on the somewhat surprising connection between Barthian theology and Korean theology.
  • The New York Times has a piece on historical Jesus studies that is worth reading if you want to see what the broader public is saying about this whole discussion.
  • The latest edition of the Princeton Theological Review is now available online, with a focus in this issue on mission and ecumenics.
  • I’m not entirely sure how to comment on this one, but there is a site out now called churchrater.com that presents itself as a Yelp-like church rating service. So far both NPR and the Chicago Tribune have done pieces on it. It looks like we’re taking church consumerism to an entirely new level.
  • And, just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, YouTube has announced that it now exceeds two billion views per day.

About Marc Cortez

Theology Prof and Dean at Western Seminary, husband, father, & blogger, who loves theology, church history, ministry, pop culture, books, and life in general.

Posted on May 17, 2010, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Speaking of Barth…

    http://faith-theology.blogspot.com/2010/04/karl-barths-church-dogmatics-for-99.html

    I don’t know whether to be excited or angry. I only have half the orginal T&T Clark volumes…and I’ve spent my $99 already.

    If someone were going to go ahead and get CD would you (Marc, Billy, others who have worked with Barth) recommend getting the soon to be published version, or the critical edition (with Latin translated, etc.)? I know there is a $200 or so difference in the price, but I am talking solely in terms of usefulness.

    • I feel your pain. I’m still missing two volumes in my own collection, but they’ll cost me almost as much as this entire set!

      It’s hard for me to comment on the CD question since I haven’t yet had the opportunity to use the critical edition. (I’m too cheap.) If it’s something that you’re hoping to have around for a long time and use for real, critical engagement with Barth’s theology, then I’m always inclined toward more critical editions. But, if you’re just looking for an easier way to get around in the Dogmatics, the less expensive version will probably serve.

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