So I knew that my current blogging schedule was going to be largely unsustainable. Well, I didn’t know right away, but I figured it out pretty quick. I was just so excited at the beginning, and had a lot to say and reflect on. But, not only am I not going to have the time to blog every day once school starts on Monday and I begin again the utter insanity of taking 5 classes in one semester, but it really is pointless to blog everyday. Barth talks in circles enough, I don’t need to do it too. Also, I’m beginning to wonder if I am missing the big picture by blogging on every 15 pages. Details are good, but not at the expense of the big picture.
My new plan? Starting with § 6, I’m just going to blog for each section, with maybe some throw ins on other days with quotes I like, questions, etc..
That being said, I did do the reading today, but I am trying to finish an incomplete from last semester and its gotten to the point where blogging on Barth is problematic procrastination rather than welcome procrastination.
So, in light of my new plan, here’s my quote for the day:
“It is not at all true that the Church is outside with God and the world is inside without God. Things can be seen thus only if the Bible and the Church are seen apart from the revelation that constitutes them” (155).
And, because I can, here’s a second one:
“The Church is the Church as it believes and proclaims that prior to all secular developments and prior to all its own work the decisive word has in fact been spoken already regarding both itself and also the world” (155).