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Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Who Am I?

The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned a poem called “Who Am I?” while in a Nazi prison that has had a profound impact on my life. Every so often I reread it and try to imagine the circumstances that surrounded its writing. Who am I? They often tell me I stepped from my cell’s confinement …

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Bonhoeffer as a Corrective Voice

One of the things I love about Dietrich Bonhoeffer is the corrective role his words seem to be within the current context of the American Church. In that vein, his writings can truly be called ‘prophetic.’ Bonhoeffer’s small book Life Together is a great example. To a culture consumed with individualism, consumerism, materialism and too …

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Who Am I?

Micah and I have been discussing Kierkegaard and Bonhoeffer as we’re half way through an eight hour layover at Heathrow Airport in London. I pulled up Bonhoeffer’s poem, “Who Am I?”, as an example of his existential side.  Bonhoeffer and Kierkegaard both shared similar views on the cost of discipleship, or what Bonhoeffer called “Costly …

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Bonhoeffer

The staff is reading through Life Together and discussing it at Staff Meetings. Life Together was written just before World War II by the German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer when he was living and teaching at an underground seminary. The school was eventually found and shut down by the Nazis, but Bonhoeffer’s insight and wisdom on …

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Who am I ?

Who Am I?

  The German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned a poem called “Who Am I?” while in a Nazi prison that has had a profound impact on my life. Every so often I reread it and try to imagine the circumstances that surrounded its writing. Click here if you would like to read an online version of …

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