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Tag: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

August 10, 2020
The Grace of Disillusion

In reading a portion of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's wonderful book Life Together, I came across this passage. Such a powerful notion, this idea that disillusion may be tool in the hand of the Master, shaping and molding His people and His church. Innumerable times a whole Christian community has broken down because it had sprung from […]

December 28, 2011
An Almost Love Story

“I was once in love with a girl; she became a theologian…”[1] So began the account of an almost love story, penned by the hand of the famed martyr, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. By all accounts an intense and solitary man[2] the Bonhoeffer of younger years appears to have opened his heart to only her and in […]

November 27, 2011
Waiting Is An Art

"God is in the manger, wealth in poverty, light in darkness, succor in abandonment. No evil can befall us; whatever men may do to us, they cannot but serve the God who is secretly revealed as love and rules the world and our lives."