Authentic Theology

Authentic Theology

So much theology does not do justice to the reality of the world. Any theology that’s going to claim to be authentic must be done on the edge of a mass grave of gassed children. If we can’t state our theology there, then it’s useless. We must never block out the pain of this world. We must let it on the inside of our skin. In this video interview, Greg shares how honestly facing the specific evil of the Nazi extermination camps impacted his theology.

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