Encountering Our Culture Like Wilberforce and Bonhoeffer

To purchase the entire Summit Lecture Series, Vol. 1 on DVD, go to: summit.org. Here's the important question:  How do we live lives like William Wilberforce or Dietrich Bonhoeffer?Let me take this a little bit further.  Wilberforce won. God gave him two great aims: the end of the slave trade and the reformation of manners.  Both of those things largely were accomplished.  He didn't make a utopia, but he made the world a better place.He fought and he fought for 20 years and the first mov … [Read more...]

The Summit Lecture Series: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce

The inability of education, self-actualization, rules, freedom, motivation and incentive to make us the sort of people we need to be becomes obvious when we look at examples of the types of lives that we need to live. Two such examples are the lives of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce – both chronicled by biographer Eric Metaxas.Bonhoeffer was a German theologian and pastor during World War II who also was part of three conspiracies to assassinate Adolf Hitler – a very awkward pos … [Read more...]

The Big Picture Podcast 45: Pacifist vs. Peacemaker

[display_podcast] Welcome to the Big Picture Podcast. I’m Joel Fieri, and this podcast seeks to begin and hopefully sustain a conversation about current trends and issues in the Church and greater society. On The Big Picture Podcast, our motto or tag line is “separating the forest from the trees”, and there’s no subject that blurs that distinction more than today’s topic. And that topic is war - specifically the Christian attitude towards war. Now what got me thinking on this topic was a recent … [Read more...]