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Anger, correction and cheap Grace

This was a week of conversations with Christian friends and acquaintances, old and new. It was also a week of reflection. From these conversations I am developing some insights I will share over time. 1,576 more words

An Illegal Faith: Throwback Thursday

Early Christians were branded as outlaws in the faith community. They were viewed as a radical fringe group, belonging to the Way of Christ. Though they committed no crime, they were often arrested, persecuted, even killed for their faith. 817 more words

Spiritual Reflections

Five Ways to Gain Wisdom

“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding (Proverbs 2:6).

A former professor of mine told our class, “Sometimes common sense isn’t so common.” I don’t remember to what he was referring and I don’t know if the comment was original with him. 482 more words

Bible Stuff

Power Reveals

In February 1st, 1933, two days after Hitler’s election as chancellor of Germany, a young theologian gave a radio address on the theme of leadership in Berlin. 809 more words

Faith

Cyber Book Club: Week 9 - Hitler Gains Power and a Dark Chapter Opens

The Bonhoeffers saw through Hitler from the beginning, but no one believed his reign would last as long as it did. Surely the Nazis would have their moment, perhaps even a long moment, but then it would be gone.

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Cyber Book Club

Book "Review": Bonhoeffer as Youth Worker

Over the last few years as I struggled with my Dysphoria I found myself unable to handle reading very much and staying focused. Whether it was fiction, non fiction, theology, or really any book… I could not focus. 652 more words

Child/ren of God in the Cult of the Individual

In the name of the God who is community – Creator, Christ and Companion. Amen. “See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and we are,” (1 John 3:1). 1,891 more words