Today marks 78 years since the failed 20 July plot to assassinate Hitler. 78 years ago, and nearly 500 miles away, Dietrich Bonhoeffer sat in Tegal prison. He was waiting for news. He knew his suspicious associations (which had landed him in prison) would turn treasonous if the plot failed. When no news came, BonhoefferContinue reading “What Bonhoeffer Said When Hitler Survived”
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In The Shadow of Bonhoeffer
76 years ago today, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by Nazi Germany. His final known words were reported later by a captured RAF pilot: “Today is the end. For me, the beginning of life.” Sometimes, I wonder. What must’ve been on Bonhoeffer’s mind, walking to the gallows that day? His last words hint at his deepestContinue reading “In The Shadow of Bonhoeffer”
5 Great Quotes: MLK Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a pastor, scholar, and pioneering activist. His life was given to the work of American Civil Rights and racial reconciliation in the American church. He was dedicated to the way of nonviolent agitation as a means to bring about justice & change. (On MLK Jr. Day, so many quotesContinue reading “5 Great Quotes: MLK Jr.”
5 Great Quotes: George MacLeod
George MacLeod (1895-1991) was a 20th century Scottish pastor, and restorer/founder of the Iona Community in Scotland. He fought in World War I, and was converted to Christ after the War. MacLeod is best known for his radical ministry to the working poor as a leader in the Church of Scotland. “The cross must beContinue reading “5 Great Quotes: George MacLeod”
5 Great Quotes: Corrie ten Boom
Corrie ten Boom (1892-1983) was a Dutch holocaust survivor, and a follower of Jesus. Before being placed in Nazi concentration camps, she was instrumental in hiding European Jews fleeing the Third Reich. After the war, she became a prolific writer and outspoken Christian leader. I discovered that it is not on our forgiveness any moreContinue reading “5 Great Quotes: Corrie ten Boom”
5 Great Quotes: C.S. Lewis
Clive Staples Lewis (1898-1963) was an Irish scholar, author, and theologian. Oxford educated, Lewis came to be one of the Twentieth Century’s great Christian apologists. His writings found a wide acceptance outside the Christian community, being given a place in Westminster Abby’s Poets Corner. Lewis is perhaps most well known for creating the widely beloved,Continue reading “5 Great Quotes: C.S. Lewis”
What was the Reformation?
Regardless of your faith convictions, the Reformation has impacted your life. And not in unsignificant ways. The Reformation has been linked to capitalism, politics, and the scientific revolution. Those within the Christian faith unknowingly lean on the effects of the Reformation when we open our Bible app, head to our local Baptist, Presbyterian, or otherContinue reading “What was the Reformation?”