Tuesday is for Bonhoeffer “The only man who has the right to say that he is justified by grace alone is the man who has left all to follow Christ. Such a man knows that the call to discipleship is a gift of grace, and that the call is inseparable from the grace. But those … More How Does Grace Become Cheap?
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?
Tuesday is for Preaching It is amazing how much you learn and relearn when reading great books. I have 10,000 volumes in my library. over 4,000 on shelves and the remaining ones in one digital form or another. Some are reference works that you don’t necessarily read but use to study other books. Others are … More How Costly Grace is Cheapened
Sunday Musings 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 I don’t know, haven’t comprehended, and failed to discern in my previous readings. That said, I’m excited about how God is going to use the book to … More The Church is Drowning in Cheap Grace
Wednesday is for Prayer “Cheap grace is the deadly enemy of our Church. We are fighting today for costly grace. Cheap grace means grace sold on the market like cheapjacks’ wares. The sacraments, the forgiveness of sins, and the consolations of religion are thrown away at cut prices. . . . The essence of grace, … More Bonhoeffer’s Cheap Grace: The Battle Still Needs to be Fought
Weekend Musings Bonhoeffer is endlessly challenging. This is my fourth reading of his book, The Cost of Discipleship and again my spirit reels from his analysis and perspective on what he calls “cheap grace.” “Cheap grace means grace as a doctrine, a principle, a system. It means forgiveness of sins proclaimed as a general truth, the … More Bonhoeffer Wrecks Me on Nearly Every Page