Be Real, Be Vulnerable – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

I was talking to a student recently who showed a frustration with people who attend church.  He said that they get dressed up all nice and act perfect, even looking down on those who do not attend church.  They think they are better then the rest of us.  But the thing is, they are just…

Thoughts on Prayer – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

There are many more fantastic passages from Bonhoeffer's classic on Christian community, Life Together, that I want to share.  Here are a few on prayer: "As good and useful as our scruples may be about keeping our prayer pure and biblical, they must nevertheless not stifle the free prayer itself that is so necessary, for…

Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on community, Life Together: "Help must come from the outside; and it has come and comes daily and anew in the Word of Jesus Christ, bringing us redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. But God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed on…

The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

I just finished reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on Christian community, Life Together.  It was fantastic, I wish I had read it ten years ago.  This book should be must read for seminary students (why wasn't I forced to read it in seminary?).  Over the next few weeks, I plan to share quotes from the…