My Books & Culture review of Bradley Wright's Christians Are Hate-Filled Hypocrites is online today
My piece on Barth and Bonhoeffer is up at the Karl Barth Blog Conference

Karl Barth on the audacity to write

"I only ask myself whether you might not and could not do what I have so often done: begin with a certain audacity to write (quite without reflection whether or not what you write is new or good, etc.) without hesitating until you are finished so that you have on paper, a corpus of, let us say, fifteen or twenty chapters, out of which then the remainder could crystallize and which could then be always worked over."

36 year old Karl Barth to his good friend 34 year old pastor Eduard Thurneysen on February 16,1923.

Karl Barth and Eduard Thurneysen, Revolutionary Theology in the Making: Barth-Thurneysen Correspondence, 1914-1925 (Translated by James D. Smart), Richmond: John Knox Press, 1964, p. 132.