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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."

4 comments:

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.