I began reading (or listening to the AudioBook) Evangelical Theology: An Introduction by Karl Barth yesterday. After getting through the introduction and first 2 chapters I was struck by how much his ideas remind me of the ideas I read in book written in the past 5-10 years in America. As I was thinking about this I was saddened that in the past 50 years since the book was written and translated into English, that American Church hasn’t moved past the need to hear these ideas. Now I have no doubt that we have progressed beyond where we were 50 years ago. I think I was more struck by the progressiveness of Karl Barth than anything thing. In his introduction I recall he talked about someone objecting to his view of the scriptures, which reminded me of another writer from today.
Do you believe the American Church is stuck?