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A Prayer, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Good morning Constance…today I ran across this prayer by the amazing Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  Won’t you take a look with me…and then set your spirit to be committed to becoming!  146 more words

Redemption

"Who Is My Neighbor?" Asking the Right Questions

Bonhoeffer entitles the second chapter of The Cost of Discipleship, “The Call to Discipleship,” which he defines by looking at the disciples. As Bonhoeffer states, “The response of the disciples is an act of obedience, not a confession of faith.” This doesn’t jive well with much of the standards of Bonhoeffer’s time (or ours for that matter), so people often try to separate out the events, saying that confession has to precede any form of obedience. 894 more words

Theology

a quote by.dietrich bonhoeffer

“Let him who cannot be alone beware of community…

Let him who is not in community beware of being alone…

Each by itself has profound perils and pitfalls. 32 more words

Quotations

Featured Poem

“Ultimate and penultimate things” by Theophilus Kwek won the 2014 Martin Starkie Poetry Prize awarded by the Oxford University Poetry Society. The annual prize is given to the best single poem by a student of Oxford University. 512 more words

Poetry

It Creates a New Existence

Following Christ means taking certain steps. The first step, which responds to the call, separates the followers from their previous existence. A call to discipleship thus immediately creates a new situation. 279 more words

Discipleship

A Review of Marsh's "Strange Glory"

“Where within the reality of the world does the new life confessed by Christian become real?” That is the question that the great German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, set out to answer in his first dissertation. 726 more words

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