Terrific Book of Thoughts and Reflections by Dr. Karl Barth
Please check out this book of personal reflections and thoughts by Dr. Karl Barth.
President Emeritus Karl Barth
publishes "blog" book
Reprinted from the South Wisconsin District News
Used with permission
By Jan Brunow (Immanuel, Brookfield)
blog is a personal online journal that is frequently updated and
intended for the general public. When Rev. Dr. Karl L. Barth began his
musings, blogs were just gaining popularity.
fall he decided it was time to fine tune the many short commentaries he
had written over the years and put them together in a volume to be
published for others to read. He decided on the contemporary title
“Just a Chip Off the Old Blog.”
know it isn’t a blog in the true sense of the word,” Barth said, “but I
wanted the Christian community and other readers to gain a nugget or
two that would be helpful for their spiritual journey.”
months of editing, proofreading, seeking and finding a
printer/publisher, the book has been published and is for sale. It can
be purchased at the bookstore at Concordia University Wisconsin in
Mequon and at Northwestern Publishing’s retail store in Wauwatosa. The
cost is $14.95.
The book contains short essays on people, places and events written from 1998-2006.
people mentioned are as diverse as President Theodore Roosevelt and NBA
Hall of Famer George Mikan. Sophia Lauren is discussed, as are the
members of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Some pages will give
the reader a look at life in a Cincinnati parochial grade school;
others tell about what goes on in a small village in the Alps above
of the pieces, especially the earlier ones, have to do with Christian
doctrine, worship and life; and some are directed primarily to the
Christian pastor and his office.
also includes a few family references to his father's ministry and also
to both sets of his grandparents. “But,” he says, ”central to all we
do, say or think is the mercy of the triune God, our Creator, Redeemer
From 1970-82, Barth was president of the South
Wisconsin District. In 1975 he was awarded an honorary doctor of
divinity degree by Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Ill.
He served as president of Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Mo., from