Able Baker (Author's Website)
Able is the lead pastor of Fort St James Evangelical Free Church (BC, Canada) and has been a senior pastor for six years. He has a passion for rural ministry, enjoys reading, movies, playing sports, chess, coffee, beer, watching MMA, hunting, fishing, and songwriting (he's written over 25 songs and recorded three CD’s). He's been married to his wonderful wife, Abbe, for 11 years. Together they have three beautiful children (Jackson, Chloe, and Lucy).
“Now when they drew near to Jerusalem and came to Bethphage, to the Mount of Olives, then Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village in front of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her. Untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says […]
I truly enjoyed the movie Noah by Darren Aronofsky. In light of some of the controversy or frustration regarding the movie I wanted to quickly share three things that I think Jesus would have probably recognized. Jesus probably would have recognized references to the early Jewish writings. Many important ancient second temple Jewish writings […]
1. THE GRACE AND HOLINESS OF GOD [KD p. 394; CD p. 351] God is He who in His Son Jesus Christ loves all His children, in His children all men, and in men His whole creation. God’s being is His loving. He is all that He is as the One who loves. All His […]
Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! (On Thursday) I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! I know these are more devotional. The truth is I am not really smart enough to read Barth any other way! haha God’s being consists in the fact that He is the One who loves in freedom. […]
Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! I missed last week I was a busy pastor. THE LIMITS OF THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD: God is known only by God. We do not know Him, then, in virtue of the views and concepts with which in faith […]
Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! I hope you enjoyed some thought provoking reading this week! We are now on to book 2.1! Wow… Really? The new reading list is below.
I think God goes further than allowing Himself to be found. I think God wants to be found. (Wednesdays With Barth)
Welcome back to Wednesdays With Barth! I hope you enjoyed some reading this week! “If we are seekers of God, and to that extent lovers of God, this can be definitely and unequivocally proved and maintained of the children of God only by the one thing: that in all circumstances and in every connexion they […]
Technically this was finished on Wednesday (10:41 pm)! So I can still welcome you to Wednesday’s With Barth! #winning! Barth says… “In identifying with divinity a humanly conceived idea, one, that is, already belonging to man prior to, or even apart from, any revelation, it may set store by the man Jesus, but it may […]
Our new reading list for Wednesday’s With Barth . Church Dogmatics Book I.2 in 7 weeks. Dates in bold represent posting/discussion days.
It’s Christmas around here in our home and it has been for the last 25 days. If you’re a pastor you understand what I mean. Our little family advent calendar has a different family activity for us to do together everyday. Last night our “25 days of Advent” activity was to sleep under the Christmas […]
Welcome to week four of Wednesday’s With Barth! We decided that my posts would be more reader friendly if I posted something shorter with a little bit more of what I thought about what I read. That scares me to death but I will try! I am not a scholar and Barth says some stuff […]
Welcome to week three of Wednesday’s With Barth! Well that was some great reading. I have condensed what I enjoyed most from my reading this week and placed it below with questions for you to interact with if you so choose. Feel free to add what you enjoyed in the comments below as well. I […]
As a pastor I am overwhelmed by the struggles that women go through when it comes to abuse. I have asked God many times “What do I do?”. A pastor who goes through 6 or 7 years of theological training will not be prepared for the issues of abuse involved in the pastoral ministry. You […]
Welcome to week two of Wednesday’s With Barth! Here is some of what I really enjoyed from my reading of pages 45-147. What about you? I have some questions for discussion at the bottom. I would love to hear your thoughts. Chapter One: THE WORD OF GOD AS THE CRITERION OF DOGMATICS. Barth opens with… […]
As a pastor I love the Mini Book collection that New Growth Press has put together! I want to interact a bit with some of the theological conclusions and advice these Mini Books posit. I believe these are tremendous tools for the pastor and the local church. Most of the books are about 24 pages […]
Tonight two Mormon women came to my door. I set up a time to meet with them at 3:30 next Wednesday. They gave me a book to read called The Restoration Of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. After giving me a book of Mormon they asked if I would be willing to read the little […]
Welcome to week one of Wednesday’s With Barth! I hope you were blessed by what you read. Below I have placed what I found to be rather significant from my reading this week. I have some comments but for the most part I am still taking so much in. I love how Barth understands that […]
Book I.1: The Word of God as the Criterion of Dogmatics; The Revelation of God *Post and Discussion Day on the blog.
I am interested in your thoughts concerning this article by Mike Niebauer at The Gospel Coalition and the comments that follow. In light of 1 Timothy 5:17-18, what do you think of Paul’s use of the word labor in regards to ministry of teaching and preaching? Is it legit? Labor: κοπιάωa; κόποςa, ου m: to […]