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).
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 […]
We start reading through Barth’s Church Dogmatics this Monday together (Wednesdays with Barth). We will share every Wednesday what we have found. Before we begin reading together take some time to watch these videos. I want to invite you to join me as I experience Karl Barth’s Church Dogmatics over the coming year. […]
I purchased the set of Barth’s Dogmatics with the hope of reading through them and doing a weekly post about what I find. Though I love the paper copy of any book, when it comes to reading Barth I need all the help I can get. I absolutely love Logos Bible Software. I use it like […]
One of my favorite articles on drinking Alcohol comes from the great mind of G.K. Chesterton. In one of the articles (Wine When it is Red) from his book All Things Considered Chesterton says… Let a man walk ten miles steadily on a hot summer’s day along a dusty English road, and he will soon […]
There are three, often unnoticed, sources of Paul’s theology as found in Scripture. Along with Scripture itself Paul considered tradition, reason and experience as legitimate sources of theology. If a person wants to have a thoroughly Biblical theology, take note of these three sources as found in Scripture. First let’s take a look at “tradition” […]