Quotes from Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship: Introduction

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor executed for his involvement in a plot to kill Hitler, is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of modern time. But theologians are often lengthy, esoteric, and complex … not always the easiest to understand. What follows are eight quotes from Bonhoeffer’s “Introduction” to his 1937 classic The Cost … More Quotes from Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship: Introduction

The Pastor Murdered for Plotting to Kill Hitler

At age 39, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed — in a Nazi concentration camp — for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. But Bonhoeffer wasn’t a soldier or a war hero. He wasn’t a brooding, intense Tom Cruise character from a Hollywood movie. He wasn’t a dark and troubled antihero. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a … More The Pastor Murdered for Plotting to Kill Hitler

Cheap Grace

A quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer on cheap grace has really stuck with me this week. Christians talk so much about grace — the undeserved forgiveness God gives us. This completely unearned love is one of God’s most beautiful gifts. Lately, I’ve been trying to act more like Jesus did, working to discover what his radical, counter-cultural, and life-transforming … More Cheap Grace