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Posts Tagged ‘Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The Greatest Threat to the Church

February 24, 2014

And when he got into the boat, his disciples followed him. And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep. And they went and woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” And he said to them, “Why are […]

The Importance of Being Thankful

December 2, 2013

“We pray for the big things and forget to give thanks for the ordinary, small (and yet really not small) gifts. How can God entrust great things to one who will not thankfully receive from Him the little things?” Dietrich Bonhoeffer Last week I was thinking a lot about this quote. I was thinking that […]

Dietrich Bonhoeffer on Overcoming Fear

October 3, 2013

Shortly before Hitler came to power, Dietrich Bonhoeffer preached a sermon on fear. It was a volatile time in Germany and Bonhoeffer wanted the people to hear a message from Christ on a subject that affected them all. He began his sermon with these words, The Bible, the gospel, Christ, the church, the faith – […]

The Power of the Spoken Word in Preaching

July 1, 2013

Thomas Oden noted that in contemporary church culture, pastoral care and preaching is often disjoined, though in the past this was not the case (Oden, 28). In particular, the ministry of the Word through preaching and catechesis played a very important role in the development of the church and the care of souls. It should […]

5 Reasons to Pray the Lord’s Prayer

June 17, 2013

“This, then, is how you should pray…” Concerning the praying of the Lord’s Prayer, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes, “Daily the disciples receive this certainty anew from their communion with Jesus Christ, who is the fulfillment of all their petitions. In him God’s name is hallowed; in him God’s kingdom comes; in him God’s will is done. […]