Tag Archives: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Scandal of Foolish Love

For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. — 1 Cor. 1:17 With these words, Paul gets at … Continue reading

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News reports broke last week of a young Indiana woman who was lying on the couch watching television when her boyfriend arrived home and surprised her by asking her to marry him. When she declined his proposal, he became so … Continue reading

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Today has been a long day, but it’s been a good one. I spent the day with God’s people: men’s class this morning; a funeral for a fellow minister’s mother; lunch with a good friend; coffee & conversation with a … Continue reading

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On Preaching: Community

Preaching is the communal act of proclamation in the worship-life of a body of disciples. Preaching begins with community. Preaching cannot occur apart from the context of the body of Christ. The very act of proclamation is communal by nature; … Continue reading

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