Dietrich Bonhoeffer has emerged as a hero for both evangelical and liberal Christians. But he wasn’t interested in being a hero or a martyr or a saint; he was interested in speaking the truth even when he feared it had vanished from the face of the earth.
“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil. God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.” Although these words have frequently been attributed to Bonhoeffer, they do not appear in any of his writings. It was Elisabeth Schmitz who denounced silence in the face of a horribly specific evil other members of the Confessing Church seemed hesitant to name.
The devout and the religiously indifferent must learn to work together or nothing of lasting significance will be accomplished.
All three books emphasize the pervading sense of white superiority common to our ancestors in the white world, and following their descendants into the “New World”
After watching last week’s hearing, which of the two, Blesey Ford or Kavanaugh, strikes you as the most reliable? I mean, which is the most truthful?
Ultimately, Jimmy proved to be too good for either the White House or his beloved Southern Baptist Convention. But he was never too good; just a little better than the rest of us. He was of our tribe.
While I was a student in the late 1970s, the subject of hell never came up in class unless Bill Leonard was discussing Jonathan Edwards’ infamous sermon, “Sinners in the hands of an angry God.” My professors couldn’t talk about the Southern Baptist hell, while their critics spoke of little else. It was never a fair fight.