Looking Back!

December 29, 2014

© Jorge Alvariño and Ali Larrey 2008

At the end of last year, I did a retrospective listing of the blog’s content for 2013. Now it is time for 2014. This is helpful, I hope, for newer visitors to the blog or as a refresher for longtime visitors. As I expected, the top “category” for this past year is Karl Barth, and that is probably true for every year since I started the blog. That’s not counting the music category, of course!

Without further ado, here is a look at 2014 here at After Existentialism, Light:

Karl Barth

Barth’s universalism

“Barth was brilliant and irresponsible as usual”

True infinity is also finite

D. L. Moody the Barthian

Christ has witnesses outside the church

Barth on “serious” theologians

Barth chastises the early Barth

In God, subordination is not deprivation

Barth’s failure? (also see Hunsinger responds to Rose)

“Most theologians have been cowards”

Hans Urs von Balthasar

Balthasar and Barth revisited

The “last essential difference” between Catholicism and Protestantism

On reading Balthasar

Fr. Barron introduces Balthasar

John Calvin

Faith is not a virtue

The friendly Calvin

Calvin on sanctification in Christ

Bad Calvin

Hans Martensen

Theology begins with certainty

Everything must not be doubted

God’s aseity

Miracles and the telos of nature

God’s Eternal Self-Consciousness

On German Theology

The Significance of German Theology

Vermittlungstheologie

“Worldview” Gone Wild

“Worldview” is not Reformed

(Sarcasm alert) Al Mohler is more humble than evolutionists

A win for sense experience

Spooked by the Enlightenment

The current fissure in pop-Calvinism

Chicago’s Muddy Waters

What is a “theologically conservative Christian”?

Review: God’s Not Dead

Conversion Without Christ: The Message of God’s Not Dead

A Brief Response to RHE

Roger Scruton

Scruton on Anti-Government Conservatism

Scruton on Foucault

The intellectual and “power”

Humor

The Joy of Presbyterian Sex

Skinny jeans!

Lutheran Satire

Baptists, Bulletins, and Bedtime

Some humor from Karl Rahner

Theology Misc.

Emil Brunner revisited

Why choose Christ?

Gene Robinson

When the victorious Christian life ain’t that victorious

Jesus’ deep joy

Love precedes Truth

For the troubled and tried (Spurgeon)

The West, Religion, and Demographics

Against “illuminating the human condition” (Hauerwas)

Taking Foucault to Sunday School

Teaching Feuerbach in Sunday School

What did the PCUSA do?

The evangelical underground

Glad tidings for the melancholy

Pluralism and Exclusivity in Newbigin’s Theology

Thomistic Personalism

Faith Without Apologetics

Defending Brevard Childs

God’s Humility

Mary Jo Sharp and wise apologetics

Faithful Heart

The problem with the “incarnational analogy”

Emerson on Man as the standard of truth

God-and-Mammon (non-)Christianity

The Paradoxical Jesus

Is “evangelization” different from “evangelism”?

Costly Love – an analogy of the Atonement

Pope Francis on gender complementarity

Catholic sexual ethics in a Protestant church

Traditional Sexuality, Radical Community

Against “thematic theologies”

Priest, Prophet, King

We Still Don’t Get It: Douglas Moo on Evangelicals and Bible Translation

Persons in the Doctrine of the Trinity (and whither Barth?)

Denomination Decline and Gain: 2000-2011

“Christ is everywhere really means Jesus of Nazareth nowhere”

Other Misc.

From renaissance Venice to today

Back from California!

Me at Golden Gate Bridge

Reviews

Paul Dafydd Jones reviews The Domain of the Word 

Samuel Loncar reviews Kantian Reason and Hegelian Spirit

John Webster reviews Healy on Hauerwas

Music

Hank and Anita

The cowboy motif in country music

Mozart’s Violin Concerto no. 3

Leaning on the Everlasting Arm,” David Crowder Band

The Gaslight Anthem

“The Lord Knows I’m Drinking,” Cal Smith

Mandolin Orange

“Time Shows Fools,” Justin Townes Earle

“Beautiful War,” Kings of Leon

“The Girls from Texas,” Lyle Lovett

Songs of the Civil War — Short Film

The Best of 90’s Country

“Were You There (When They Crucified My Lord),” Johnny Cash

Best Album of 2014

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Image: Jorge Alvariño & Ali Larr

2 Responses to “Looking Back!”

  1. Although I’ve probably missed a few of these. For the most part I think I’ve managed to keep up with a good portion of them this year. Nice to see support for your blog growing, Kevin. All the best for 2015.

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