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A snippet of a Barth Quote with a thought….

March 1, 2009

“Our challenge, as preachers, is not to master God’s word but rather to develop the skills to listen to God without despising God for speaking to us.” ~ Conversations with Barth on Preaching by William H. Willimon p. 165

Interesting thought as so many see that they can “conquer” and “master” God’s word. It then seems to reduce God’s word into a tool and make it subject to our human will than to allow it to change us by the prompting and moving of the Holy Spirit. I sometimes am amazed when I find my theology hold me back from growing. Some seem to think this is the same thing, that knowledge = growth, yet sometimes it is the things we “think” we know that keep us from learning what we need to know to grow…
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A snippet of a Barth Quote with a thought….

March 1, 2009

“Our challenge, as preachers, is not to master God’s word but rather to develop the skills to listen to God without despising God for speaking to us.” ~ Conversations with Barth on Preaching by William H. Willimon p. 165

Interesting thought as so many see that they can “conquer” and “master” God’s word. It then seems to reduce God’s word into a tool and make it subject to our human will than to allow it to change us by the prompting and moving of the Holy Spirit. I sometimes am amazed when I find my theology hold me back from growing. Some seem to think this is the same thing, that knowledge = growth, yet sometimes it is the things we “think” we know that keep us from learning what we need to know to grow…