The 2009 Karl Barth Blog Conference is kicking off today. This year’s topic is: Karl Barth, Romans 1, and the Possibility of Natural Knowledge of God. This promises to be another intriguing and provocative project, and I look forward to both the plenary and respondents postings (maybe next year I shall have to muster up the courage, and request a slot, at least as an “respondent” 😉 — we’ll see). This should be a good one!!! And no the guy (in the picture) on the left is not Christopher Lloyd (you know from “Back to the Future” and “Taxi”), it is Karl Barth’s theological nemesis Emil Brunner 😉 .