A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth

 God Is in the Manger is a collection of Dietrich Bonhoeffer's reflections on advent.  This book is edited in such a way that one can read a devotional each day during the Christmas season.  Each devotional is a snippet of Bonhoeffer's writing, another short reflection, and a section of Scripture.  (NOTE: at the time of… Continue reading A Bonhoeffer Christmas with Barth

Bonhoeffer On the Christian Life: A Review

I recently found out about (and read) Stephen Nichols’ book on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and theology called Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life: From the Cross, for the World (Wheaton: Crossway, 2013).  At just over 200 pages, it is quite a bit shorter and more accessible than Metaxas’ similar book.  In fact, there is a lot… Continue reading Bonhoeffer On the Christian Life: A Review

Why Aren’t You Listening?

One thing that I notice from time to time is the fact that some Christians don’t listen.  As a pastor, I often get questions about various topics.  Sometimes I can tell that the person is not listening to my answer because he has already mind made up his mind even before he asked the question. … Continue reading Why Aren’t You Listening?

My Thoughts on “Bonhoeffer” by Metaxas

I finally got around to reading Eric Metaxas' highly publicized biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  I wasn't going to read it for two reasons: 1) because I don't usually read biographies of theologians whose works I've read extensively, and 2) because I was completely annoyed with Glenn Beck and Eric Metaxas' discussion of Bonhoeffer where they treated him like… Continue reading My Thoughts on “Bonhoeffer” by Metaxas