Friday, March 18, 2011
Mathew 21:28–32; Hebrews 11:1f., 6, 8–10, 17–19
Faith is not, therefore, a standing, but a being suspended and hanging without ground under our feet. Or conversely, in faith we abandon whatever we might otherwise regard as our standing, namely, our standing upon ourselves (including all moral and religious, even Christian standing), because in faith we see that it is a false and unreal standing, a hanging without support, a wavering and falling. We abandon it for the real standing in which we no longer stand on ourselves (on our moral and religious, or even our Christian state), and in which we obviously do not stand on our faith as such but - now at least firmly and securely - on the ground of the truth of God and therefore on the ground of the reconciliation which has taken place in Jesus Christ and is confirmed by Him to all eternity.
Barth, K., Bromiley, G. W., & Torrance, T. F. (2004). Church dogmatics, Volume V: Index, with Aids for the Preacher (353). Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark.
Saturday, March 05, 2011
Afghan youth are regularly recruited to join both the army and the Taliban. Children arrested by police also suffer torture and abuse in detention. The UN Security Council has urged Afghanistan's government to do more to protect the young victims of the country's conflict. Al Jazeera's Sue Turton reports from Kabul.