My book on a theology of relationship has been published (by Wipf&Stock)! I am very happy about it and I hope that it will spark something and lay the foundation for further things. The topic of the book is my heart’s, probably even my life’s theme. Several years ago I had already published a booklet […]
Author: Michael Berra
I am Swiss, husband and father of two. I am also a pastor in a large church near Rapperswil and currently working on my PhD in systematic theology: "Towards a Theology of Relationship".
Conclusion: A solid proposal of an intergative theological method that combines simple faith and academic rigor and is relationally permeated. Graham McFarlane has been teaching theology in the classroom for more than two decades and has supervised a bulk-load of research students. I am one of them (and gladly so). Since he is my doctoral […]
Conclusion: Fretheim’s theology in a nuce, easily understandable and brief, an illuminating and challenging take on the God-human relationship. Terence Fretheim is considered an Old Testament scholar who has significantly influenced Open Theist thinkers. This books shows why. It is a pleasant read and quite brief (144 pages), written in rather easy language and illustrated […]
Conclusion: An important and balanced contribution to the ongoing debate about the nature of the God-human relation. I stumbled across the author of this book, John C. Peckham, through the Premier Christian Radio Podcast and I must admit, I truly enjoyed reading this work. It proposes a third, alternative way to two prominent extremes: a […]
Conclusion: Brunner’s Truth as Encounter with its leitmotif of relationship should be rediscovered by theology and the church. Admittedly, this is a very old book. It does not look very attractive. It’s author is not as widely read anymore. However, I believe that this book is of utmost importance expecially for our times; even more […]
[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Conclusion: A profound yet easy read with explosive potential! Before I read this book I did not know much about Bruxy Cavey except for his retro-wild hairstlyle and that he is Canadian and appeared quite trendy in progressive Christian circles. The title of the book then seems almost […]
I have little knowledge about climate change. I know very little about politics. Nevertheless, as a theologian, I believe that I can make a contribution to the discussion that is both meaningful and perhaps a bit refreshing, since it takes a different perspective than what you hear day in day out. If I am honest, […]
C.S. Lewis on Love
This is one of the amazing “doodle videos” illustrating themes that C.S. Lewis developed and narrated by himself. He speaks about the four Greek words for love and what they mean and how they interconnect.
Depersonalization in everyday life… Emil Brunner adapts in his relational theology the conception of Buber (and Ebner) of an I-You vs. an I-it relationship. Simplified one can say that I-You stands for relationships and encounters in which we see the other as a truly “other” human being, as a person and not just an object. […]
We have a crisis of the church service. As usual the catholic church is not as much affected by it as the protestant churches, but the reasons for this are manifold and not the topic of this article. People are leaving the church or they are still part of it, but do not attend the […]