God has revealed Himself as a God of patience—and also of righteous wrath. How do these attributes coinhere? Adam Johnson discusses theologian Karl Barth's ideas on the centrality of God's patience, and reflects on the relationship of patience and wrath, and implications of patience and impatience in our lives.
It’s so hard to admit that we might be wrong, especially when we have so much invested in being right. This was on display in the Netflix documentary series, Making a Murderer. Kyle Roberts reflects on attorney Dean Strang's post-trial comments on "the tragic lack of humility" in the criminal justice system. He views the Steven Avery trial as a case study through the lens of the recently re-released book, Mistakes Were Made (but Not by Me).
C.S. Lewis suggested that the nature of divine love is essentially and exclusively gift. Gift-love, Lewis thought, had nothing to do with the Need-love of his creation. Theologian Adam Johnson suggests three problems with this view: a problem of distance, a problem from Trinitarian interrelatedness, and a problem from God's enjoyment of creation.