How About Spending Time with Dietrich Bonhoeffer this Lent?

The Mardi Gras parades are well underway here in Mobile, Alabama, so Mardi Gras Day and Ash Wednesday will soon be upon us. I’ve been thinking about Ash Wednesday and Lent for several weeks and wondering if there was a … Continue reading

A Spy Novel or a Graphical Biography or Both?

Yes, it is a biography. Yes, it is about a spy. Yes, it is about a theologian-preacher-minister. Does John Hendrix in his graphical presentation of the life of Dietrich Bonhoffer, The Faithful Spy, attempt too much? No! Absolutely Not! This … Continue reading

230 – Manger and Kingdom – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

I saw these lines from a Christmas sermon of Dietrich Bonhoeffer on the Jesus Creed blog a couple of months ago.  I trust you don’t mind my sharing this on Christmas Eve. Bonhoeffer covers a lot of ground in these … Continue reading

229 – Imperfect – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

What do you want for Christmas? How many times lately have you been asked that question? Or, how many times have you asked that question of family, friends and co-workers?  What answers do you hear? Recently these words of Dietrich … Continue reading

163 – Listening – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Last week I came across these words from Dietrich Bonhoeffer that I saved several years ago, “The first service one owes to others in the community involves listening to them. Many people seek a sympathetic ear and do not find … Continue reading

143 – The Workaday World – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Some time back I mentioned the practice of keeping a “Saints Calendar.”   Yesterday, April 9, is marked on my calendar for Dietrich Bonhoeffer.  On April 9, 1945, he was executed by the Nazis for taking part in efforts to end Hitler’s control of … Continue reading

142 – Eastertide – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Easter Sunday has come and gone but Easter is not over ….. Right It’s not over if we pay any attention to the church calendar which calls the 50 days from Easter Sunday to Pentecost “Eastertide,” or the “Season of Easter,” or … Continue reading

127 – Doing Without – Intention on the Spiritual Journey

Today I want to share with you a brief quote and two resources. Dietrich Bonhoeffer in God Is In the Manger wrote, “Whoever does not know the austere blessedness of waiting – that is, of hopefully doing without – will … Continue reading