When the “Leader” Becomes the “Misleader”

Rereading Life Together for the 20th time. Always timely. This quotation is from the introduction. 1933, February Germany Bonhoeffer had just turned 27 years of age “In February Bonhoeffer delivered a lecture broadcast over the Berlin radio in which he flayed the German public for its hankering after a ‘leader’ who would inevitably become a … More When the “Leader” Becomes the “Misleader”

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Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

Sunday Afternoon Musings “Above all, it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected, extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen, but if it does not, it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning, but repeatedly, there will be times when we feel great spiritual dryness … More Bonhoeffer on: Happiness and Meditation

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Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel

The good news of the Gospel is good because of some really bad news. We have been pronounced guilty before . . . an absolutely good being, an absolutely holy king,  an absolutely righteous judge, an all seeing, all knowing sovereign  who knows every thought and intention of our hearts, every behavior of our past, every secret … More Pronounced Guilty, and the Good News of the Gospel

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Bonhoeffer’s Analysis of American Religion?

The Church is Drowning in Cheap Grace Bonhoeffer was actually aiming at the German Church leading into the rise of World War II but he might have been writing about America. I am starting on my third copy of Bonhoeffer’s, The Cost of Discipleship, having worn out two copies already. It is embarrassing to see how much … More Bonhoeffer’s Analysis of American Religion?

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