Are we Christians in this country really changing our hearts, or do we just believe in a change of heart . . ? Certainly, the church is not primarily a moral institution, but the bearer of a hope. - Johann-Baptist Metz
The Role of the Theologian
. . .it is the task of theology today to protect remembering and retelling from suspicion of reductionism and homogenization and to develop their communicative value, indeed superiority, for the intercultural exchange.
Yet, faced with conditions in God's creation that cry out to heaven, how can the theology of the creator God avoid the suspicion of apathy unless it takes up the language of a suffering God? Is it not true, as John so succinctly states, that "God is love" (1 Jn. 4:16)?
Ties to Albert Camus
They drifted through life rather than lived, the prey of aimless days and sterile memories, like wandering shadows that could have acquired substance only by consenting to root themselves in the solid earth of their distress.
The Idea of Prayer
There is an example of the prayer of fear. Praying is not an imaging ladder enabling us to escape from our fear.