Bonhoeffer’s Death and a Different Kind of Heroism

This is the end, but for me the beginning.   These were the last words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, as he faced his death sixty-six years ago today. As a young man, he published a dissertation that the great Swiss pastor Karl Barth called “a theological miracle”. In the midst of the Second World War, Bonhoeffer…

Christ in Community

Finding Jesus Where is this Christ to be found? So far, we have discussed the very basics of some radical concepts. Can Christianity survive outside the bounds of a religious mindset? We would give the initial answer of ‘yes’. Does the work, the message, and most importantly the person of Jesus have influence in a…

The Dawn of Religionless Christianity

If I am being perfectly honest, I admit I cannot stand clever titles, pithy remarks, or sexy slogans. The important things, the really life-defining truths of our existence on earth cannot be reduced down to a phrase. I have always been on the side of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Ents. These are the “tree shepherds” in the…