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Robin Parry is the husband of but one wife (Carol) and the father of the two most beautiful girls in the universe (Hannah and Jessica). He also has a lovely cat called Monty (who has only three legs). Living in the city of Worcester, UK, he works as an Editor for Wipf and Stock — a US-based theological publisher. Robin was a Sixth Form College teacher for 11 years and has worked in publishing since 2001 (2001–2010 for Paternoster and 2010– for W&S).

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Barth on God's freedom to speak

“God may speak to us through Russian Communism, a flute concerto, a blossoming shurb, or a dead dog”
(CD I/1: 55)

Or, in a different context, as Gerald Coates once said: "If God can speak through Balaam's ass he can speak through Margaret Thatcher."


Anonymous said...

Barth is just as feisty as Luther!

Coates is not bad either.

Anonymous said...

Balaam's ass or Cameron/Clegg!

Robin Parry said...

Funnily enough I also find echoes of Luther in Barth. They were both what I call "Punk Rock Theologians"

Anonymous said...

Let him who is without foolishness cast the first insult.