Posts by Josh

What does it mean to be human?

What does it mean to be human?

INTRODUCTION   What does it mean to be human? A clue to the answer lies in the asking of the...

Disunity in the Church? Absurd!

Disunity in the Church? Absurd!

Presented at Southeast ETS 2015. DISUNITY AS ECCLESIOLOGICAL IMPOSSIBILITY:A BARTHIAN ANALOGY Joshua P. Steele INTRODUCTION Just as sin is ontological...

The Hope of the Holy Innocents

(PDF: The Hope of the Holy Innocents) Today is December 28 (2014) – just the third day since Christmas – a...

The Brokenhearted God

The Brokenhearted God

Not to take away from the undeniably biblical teaching that God is almighty, but sometimes I think we lose sight...

My Uncle, Timothy Steele

My Uncle, Timothy Steele

(This post is too long, and I swear toward the end. Sorry.) “It is better to go to a funeral than...

"Theological Existence Today"

"Theological Existence Today"

After reading Karl Barth's Theological Existence Today! A Plea for Theological Freedom,I cannot help but wonder if the American Church...

David Gushee and "The LGBT Issue"

David Gushee and "The LGBT Issue"

No, this isn't a post in which I summarize my own sexual ethic. Instead, it's an invitation to join me...

Give Thanks!

Give Thanks!

I'm not the most thankful person. However, I am a follower of Jesus, and one of the lessons I've been...

A Prayer Before Study

A Prayer Before Study

I want to share with you the following prayer, based on Oratio S. Thomae Aquinatis ante studium, which Thomas Aquinas...

Barth on the Wilderness Temptations: #1, Stones into Bread

Barth on the Wilderness Temptations: #1, Stones into Bread

Karl Barth's exegesis of Christ's wilderness temptations isperenniallyinspiring, but particularly poignant during this season of Lent. What does it mean...