Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s reminder of real life together

In light of the most recent events, more police shootings, more protests and more calls for resignations, I needed Pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s words from his book Life Together: “Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers […]

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Howard Thurman, Sentimental Christianity and Hatred

“Christianity has been almost sentimental in its effort to deal with hatred in human life. It has sought to get rid of hatred by preachments, by moralizing, by platitudinous judgments. It has hesitated to analyze the basis of hatred and to evaluate it in terms of its possible significance in the lives of people possessed […]

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A Disciple of Race

                    This week, I led a training, “Knowing God By Heart: Training the Next Generation of Disciples,” that was attended by area pastors, youth ministers, leaders and workers.  After reviewing the meaning of discipleship, we discussed the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer who said, “Salvation is free… […]

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