Bonhoeffer, and the death of dualism

“I am not a feminist, an LGTBQ ally, or a believer that #blacklivesmatter in spite of my Christianity. I am a feminist, and an ally BECAUSE of my Christianity. It is my faith that tells me that everyone is important, that everyone matters, and that my call is for the common welfare of all.”
Thanks Megan. I was wondering if I was the only one.

Red Shoes, Funny Shirt

I’ve been thinking a lot about Dietrich Bonhoeffer.
Listening to the tenor of the debate in this country ratchet up and up and up, as politicians call for rounding up and deporting immigrants without papers, registering Muslims in a database, closing mosques, and now, closing the borders to anyone who professes Islam, it is hard not to feel like we’re in a scary time warp.

Bonhoeffer, after all, faced similar problems.  When the Nazis began forcing Jews out of government jobs, schools and other opportunities, Bonhoeffer and Karl Barth wrote the Barmen Confession, upon which the Confessing Church was built.  Bonhoeffer would spend his life articulating the gospel in defiance of a government that was bent on evil and destruction.

The man was a brilliant theologian, and by the end, before he was arrested, he had been forbidden from speaking or publishing anything at all–so afraid of him was the German…

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