An Excerpt from Bonhoeffer “Let not the sun go down upon your wrath” (Eph. 4:26). It is a decisive rule of every Christian fellowship that every dissension that day has brought must be healed in the evening. It is perilous for the Christian to lie down to sleep with an unreconciled heart. Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 74. … More How Community is Protected
Weekend Links I am a grandfather again! Meredith and Dan just had their second child. Young Owen has a baby sister, Ellie Leta, born this morning weighing 7lb. 1 oz and measuring 18″ long. We are excited for them and us and excited to see our new family member. Enjoy the weekend links. Better Thinking … More Lazy Atheists; John Stewart’s Prejudice; Tim Keller on Suffering; Government Homosexuality Numbers; Smart Phones Making us Dumb and more
Sunday Afternoon Musings I try to read Bonhoeffer’s Life Together, once a year, some years, twice. Sometimes obscure, sometimes on the fringe of orthodoxy, it is always thought provoking and powerful. Both practical and deep, I have found it to be helpful in corralling all my disappointments about wheat the church is and isn’t as well … More Bonhoeffer on Burden Bearing Fellowship
Sunday Musings “In a Christian community, everything depends upon whether each individual is an indispensable link in a chain. Only when even the smallest link is securely interlocked is the chain unbreakable. A community which allows unemployed members to exist within it will perish because of them. It will be well, therefore, if every member … More Bonhoeffer Speaks on Unemployment and the Church
“Deep in our bones, we seem to know that rapid change and constant motion are hazards to our spiritual health.’ —The Wisdom of Stability, p. 12 “The heart’s true home–the foundation we long for–is a life rooted in the love of God. But this love is always God’s mercy directed toward us before it is … More Quotes from Some of My Weekend Reading
Quotes from My Weekend Reading One of the great small books of the last century. Not every thing in it is orthodox, and certainly not everything is of equal value, but for sheer weight of thoughtfulness on the implications of the gospel related to the issue of Christian community, Bonhoeffer is consistently challenging and helpful. … More Does Christian Community Exist?