1. Official website of Thomas Aquinas and Karl Barth: An Unofficial Protestant-Catholic Dialogue, a conference in Princeton, is up now.
The poster doesn’t mean that Aquinas is a Democrat and Barth is a Republican. Barth is indeed called “the Red pastor of Safenwil”, although ‘Red‘ here implies socialism!
3. Christopher Hays (assistant prof of OT at Fuller, son of Richard Hays) is spot on: The Folly of Answering Fools. Sometimes Christians spend too much time in condemning the so-called “anti-Christian” works. It is counter productive as it actually fuels further sales of the respective products.
4. And, in condemning “heretics.” For example, Rob Bell for his soon-to-be-released book, Love Wins, which, predictably, aroused charge of universalism from the conservatives (and hence according to them heresy).
Like Barth said, you don’t believe nor disbelieve in universalism. You hope for universalism. Surely you want everybody to be saved, right?
6. A nice article in CNN on John Dominic Crossan.