On Bonhoeffer

From Alan Wolfe’s exceptional study/review of the recent Metaxas book on Bonhoeffer: It is important to note that Bonhoeffer’s criticisms of theological liberalism would hardly make him an ally of today’s versions of religious conservatism. He would, one imagines, be utterly scornful of the politically tendentious piety of Pat Robertson, who sees little or no [Read More…]

Bonhoeffer for Today

If every evangelical read Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Discipleship, evangelicalism would be nobler. The book is theologically profound, overtly Lutheran, and a seminal study connected to a heroic figure. In uncompromising ways Bonhoeffer’s book assaults the easy-believism of Western evangelicalism and exposes its gospel as too often a caricature. It is always encouraging to see more and [Read More…]

God is in the Manger

I will be posting about Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s God Is in the Manger: Reflections on Advent and Christmas , edited by Jana Riess. The first week of Bonhoeffer’s book about Advent ponders the first week as Waiting. Bonhoeffer: “Celebrating Advent means being able to wait. … Whoever does not know the austere blessedness of waiting — [Read More…]