Category Archives: Seasonal

Happy Easter! He is Risen!

O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?

Posted in Resurrection, Seasonal

The Blood of God: Understanding the Atonement as a Work of the Trinity (A Reflection for Good Friday)

On this Good Friday, I would like to offer a reflection from Adam Johnson on the way in which we must understand the atonement accomplished in the crucifixion of Jesus as not merely a work of the Son, or of … Continue reading

Posted in Atonement, Doctrine of God, Gospel, Judgment of God, Karl Barth, Love of God, Seasonal, Soteriology, Trinity | 4 Comments

Even Reformissionaries Need a Break for Christmas

Since my wife has kindly requested that I take a bit of a break from blogging during the holidays (and because I love her more than all of you), Reformissio will be on a brief hiatus until after Christmas. Never … Continue reading

Posted in Bearded theology, Church history, General, Seasonal, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The Virgin Birth as the Judgment of Grace: Karl Barth on the Miracle of Christmas

The following reflection on the virgin birth is excerpted from Karl Barth, Church dogmatics I/2, London; New York: T&T Clark. p.172. In the [virgin birth of Christ] there is contained a judgment upon man. When Mary as a virgin becomes the … Continue reading

Posted in Creeds, Devotional, Grace of God, Judgment of God, Karl Barth, Nature and grace, Seasonal, Soteriology | 2 Comments