Category Archives: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

A Message for the Churches From Kyle Strobel and Dietrich Bonhoeffer: God’s Power in the Lamb that was Slain

I just listened to a very convicting message by Brother Kyle Strobel. He is offering a compressed message from his co-authored book with Jamin Goggin titled  The Way of the Dragon or the Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ … Continue reading

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The Apostle Paul’s Apocalyptic Vision of the World Constituted by the Living Christ: In Dialogue with Bonhoeffer

Pauline, and thus canonical apocalyptic theology fits where I am at to a T. Philip Ziegler continues to unpack for us what such theology looks like in its various iterations scattered throughout the theological past and present. Here he is … Continue reading

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What Kind of Church Culture Can Produce a Declaration like the Nashville Statement? Bearing Witness to Ourselves Rather than to Jesus Christ

I have had a chance, as the day unfolded, to reflect further on the so called Nashville Statement; the statement that a hundred and fifty evangelical signatories signed their names to. It seems to be their attempt to draw a … Continue reading

Posted in American Evangelicalism, Cultural Christianity, Culture, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Ecclesial, Ecclesiology, Ethics, Fundamentalism, George Hunsinger, John Webster | 18 Comments

Bonhoeffer on God’s Word, and “Protestantism without Reformation”: A Point of Unseemly Convergence Between evangelicals and mainliners

I just recently purchased George Hunsinger’s book, a book I’d read before (via library copy), Disruptive Grace: Studies in the theology of Karl Barth. In his chapter on the Barmen declaration he gets into some of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s writings; in … Continue reading

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Sanctorum Communio, The Communion of the Saints and being catholic Thinkers

A week ago today I was in a funky mood, and wrote a blog post called Doubting the Theologians and Biblical Interpretation. I was lamenting what I see as undue license being given to theologians or biblical exegetes in our … Continue reading

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John Webster on Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Holy Scripture

John Webster is commenting on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s understanding of our relation to Scripture. It’s not as if we give scripture its ground through imbuing it with our exegetical prowess; no, it’s that our ground is given footing as we find … Continue reading

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Outside Of Us: A Tale of Scripture For Us

Lately, I have been referring to being a Scripture reader on my Facebook wall, and how it has totally blessed me to be a participant this way in God’s life in Christ; Scripture being the ordained ‘place’ wherein God invites … Continue reading

Posted in Bibliology, Christian Dogmatics, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Doctrine of God, Doctrine of Scripture, John Webster | 1 Comment

Looking For God — A Blogspot!

I wanted to draw your attention to the full reflection that this post only mimics; by way of pilfering this image and quote of Bonhoeffer. Jason Goroncy is a dear brother in Christ of mine, and he writes things, like … Continue reading

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Scripture in the Salvation Frame

John Webster is commenting on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s understanding of our relation to Scripture. It’s not as if we give scripture its ground through imbuing it with our exegetical prowess; no, it’s that our ground is given footing as we find … Continue reading

Posted in Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Epistemology, John Webster, Ontology Of Scripture, Soteriology, Systematic Theology

Bonhoeffer on Christian Death

[Before you inform me of how flawed Eric Metaxas’ book on Bonhoeffer is, I know; I’ve been so informed in the past when I first quoted something from his book. Nevertheless, I’ve decided to finally finish this book, since I … Continue reading

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