Life Together: Reflection and renewal in the style of Bonhoeffer's Finkenwalde Seminary Part of the “Finkenwalde Experiment” at Freeborn Lutheran Church in partnership with The Bonhoeffer Botanical Gardens and The International Bonhoeffer Society Freeborn…
On September 15, Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, Ala., hosted its first and only Finkenwalde Day. Finkenwalde Day came a month into Beeson Divinity’s fall semester theme, “Finkenwalde: In the School of Bonhoeffer,” a focus on…
The year was 1943, and another Advent had dawned for Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Bonhoeffer loved Advent and had often preached sermons on this holy season of waiting and hope as a metaphor for the entire Christian life. Just one year earlier, during…
A Message from President Mark Labberton and Associate Dean Clifton Clarke on Recent Events in Charlottesville
Dr. Clarke and I joined many in our extended networks in immediately denouncing on social media the violent racism on display last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia. I am aware that, for many in Fuller’s extended network, Facebook is not a primary form of communication, and I wanted to extend to you as well a distillation […]
What is the “Roses and Lilies” of the Christian Life?
“Communal life is again being recognized by Christians today as the grace that it is, as the extraordinary, the ‘roses and lilies’ of the Christian life.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 21. Advertisements
Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Adolf Hitler, and the Judgment of God
BY TYLER O’NEIL Image Via Shutterstock Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German pastor and theologian most known for his book The Cost of Discipleship and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler, suffered a great deal at the hands of the Nazis, including his eventual execution. In the summer of 1937, just as the Gestapo was arresting […]
Marvin Olasky on the Recent Accusations of Sexual Misconduct
VOICES Marvin Olasky Beyond politics Evaluating accusations of sexual misconduct November 17, 2017 The past two days have brought more Roy Moore accusers, but the big news is the new front in the sexual predator wars: Washington, with accusations against Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., that contain photographic evidence. This development shows how the current cultural moment can […]
Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Rich Blessings of Fellowship
But if there is so much blessing and joy even in a single encounter of brother with brother (or sister with sister), how inexhaustible are the riches that open up for those who by God’s will are privileged to live in the daily fellowship of life with other Christians.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together, 20.
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will continue her call to address the complexity and implications of racism in “Confronting Racism: A Holy Yearning” – a live webcast Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. CST, available at www.ELCA.org/webcast. This is Eaton’s second live webcast on racism. Among […]
ELCA members support ecumenical partners in confronting racism
Affirming this church’s commitment to walk alongside its ecumenical partners, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) join with members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and other partners in support of “Shining a Light: A Concert for Progress on Race in America,” airing Nov. 20 at 8 p.m. EST. The concert […]
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