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A tradition of any complexity will have some participants that are more informed or articulate about that tradition. Each tradition therefore needs an education system whereby participants (a) discern their need to learn more, and (b) can gain in their knowledge and articulacy.
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Alasdair MacIntyre says the agreements that make a tradition what it is are continually redefined through internal & external conflict. Any tradition forgets either of these at its peril.
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"The words Father, Son & Holy Ghost, in their inseparability & distinction, together indicate the expansion of the one name, work & word of God." Karl Barth 
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"In having themselves baptized the acknowledged that to wish to sin and to commit sin is a possibility which is closed to them." Karl Barth 
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"He who had come as Judge allowed Himself to be judged & executed as the One condemned & rejected in place of all the rest. He allowed that which all the rest had merited to be visited on Himself." Karl Barth on substitutionary atonement.
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When I'm stupid or wrong I hope my friends don't think they're loving me by offering unqualified agreement & "support."
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Richard - I thought you might want to see this little 1-minute clip in which I say John Calvin is wrong:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jox06MDOfZE
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"Happy is the expositor who can have at least relative certainty at any point! No one should boast that he has said the last word, that he has spoken with absolute accuracy or authority, on any text. No one should laud another for so doing. The more definitely an expositor thinks he has found or not found this or that in a text, the more sharply he should let the question be put to him whether he has not been too clever and found too much, or too obtuse and found too little; whether he has not found what is not there, or perhaps failed to find what is." Karl Barth on exegetical humility.
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"The Jews are the original stem, while we poor Gentiles are ingrafted branches. If this unity is broken either on the one side or the other, it is no longer the Church of Jesus Christ." Karl Barth 
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"Was not [human] sin uncovered and brought to light in its whole horror and shame only when, according to God's just judgment, no less was needed than the sacrifice of His own Son to free [people] from it?" Karl Barth, working from solution to plight, rather than the other way around.
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When we take the linguistic community of the entity the Christian narrative calls "World" to be monolithic, we do so at our peril. 
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I am a member of the Department of Religion at Wiley College in Marshall, Texas. I teach courses in Religion and Philosophy.

I am also a pastor and teacher in the United Methodist Church, having most recently pastored  FUMC in Pittsburg, Texas.
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