An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director On the occasion of the 133rd birthday anniversary of Swiss-German theologian Karl Barth (1886–1968) on May 10, which falls during the liturgical season of Easter this year, it seems appropriate to share some of Barth’s thoughts on the resurrection—an Easter message of victory that we need to hear over and … Continue reading An Easter Message of Victory from Karl Barth

The Need for Enlightened Jewish-Christian Dialogue

By Patricia Anders, Editorial Director “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” (Matt. 5:9) In the aftermath of another deadly shooting at a synagogue, this time not far from where I lived (and still have family) in Southern California, I felt moved to do something. But it’s hard to know … Continue reading The Need for Enlightened Jewish-Christian Dialogue

Coming to Terms with Our Failures—Elizabeth Goudge Day 2019

By Maggie Swofford, Marketing & Editorial Assistant Miss Wentworth was talking again as she stacked the plates, though more to herself than him. “Sometimes I wonder if the inherited weaknesses for which we are not responsible do not cause more trouble to ourselves and others than the sins for which we are responsible,” she said … Continue reading Coming to Terms with Our Failures—Elizabeth Goudge Day 2019

Discover the Israelite Theology of the Land and Nature in Understanding the Ecology of the Bible

By Amy Paulsen-Reed, Sales Representative and Assistant Editor "Chief among its voices is the insistence that because God cares for the land and people that he made, people should care for their land and each other as well.” —Paul H. Wright, Understanding the Ecology of the Bible In Carta’s new book, Understanding the Ecology of the … Continue reading Discover the Israelite Theology of the Land and Nature in Understanding the Ecology of the Bible

Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

In honor of the 113th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday (February 4, 1906), here are a few excerpts from a collection of his writings as found in Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God (Hendrickson, 2017). Word and Deed In a world in which deeds speak their own language in such an … Continue reading Reflections on the Bible: Human Word and Word of God by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Not Your Grandma’s Old”: An Excerpt from Love’s Way

Have you wondered how to talk to your parents now that they’re getting older and may need to consider some serious changes? It’s hard to have that first “conversation,” but it’s necessary. Love’s Way: Living Peacefully with Your Family as Your Parents Age, written by two professional family mediators, is the perfect place to start. … Continue reading “Not Your Grandma’s Old”: An Excerpt from Love’s Way

10 Quotes about Christmas by Martin Luther

“See, such great things are contained in these seemingly unimportant words, ‘Behold, thy king.’ Such boundless gifts are brought by this poor and despised king. All this reason does not understand, nor nature comprehend, but faith alone does. Therefore, he is called your king; yours, who are vexed and harassed by sin, Satan, death and … Continue reading 10 Quotes about Christmas by Martin Luther

Dig Deeper into the Christmas Story with Hendrickson Publishers and Carta Jerusalem

What Kind of Shepherds Did the Angels Appear to? Excerpt from Sketches of Jewish Social Life, a biblical reference classic written by Alfred Edersheim in 1876: It may therefore be regarded as a settled point that, according to the Jewish fathers, Messiah, the Son of David, was to be born in Bethlehem of Judah. But … Continue reading Dig Deeper into the Christmas Story with Hendrickson Publishers and Carta Jerusalem

Emil Brunner on the Incarnation

On the occasion of the 129th anniversary of Swiss Reformed theologian Emil Brunner (1889–1966)—especially so close to Christmas—we thought it would be fitting to share an excerpt from the book on Brunner from Hendrickson’s Makers of the Modern Theological Mind series by J. Edward Humphrey (1918–1999), who studied under Brunner in the 1940s. The Incarnation … Continue reading Emil Brunner on the Incarnation

An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline

By Sarah Welch, Editorial Assistant In honor of Meredith G. Kline’s birthday, I’m excited to share a passage from Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline. I’ve chosen an excerpt that strikes me not only because it uses linguistic evidence to interpret a passage of the Bible, but because the way Kline demonstrates God’s involvement in … Continue reading An Excerpt from The Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline