Community and Idealism: Bonhoeffer’s Wisdom For the American Church

He who loves his dream of community more than the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial. This quote, from Bonhoeffer's classic Life Together, is also part of a chapter from a new book of essays entitled Called To Community (ed. Charles E. Moore). You can check out the current Patheos Book Club happening around this book here.Bonhoeffer's essay centers on the subject of idealism, and … [Read more...]

Planned Parenthood Is Not the Problem (At Least, Not Exactly)

Planned Parenthood is not the problem.At least, not exactly. The problem is the cultural ideology that we've accepted as irrefutable gospel truth. The ideology that makes itself the arbiter of personhood, categorically dismissing the possibilities of pre-birth dignity. The ideology that celebrates (not just regrettably makes safe) the on-demand choice to end life. The ideology that these bodies, not yet born but obviously and truly human, have no inherent value.No value, that is, unless … [Read more...]