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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Dietrich Bonhoeffer: What We Do & Do Not Know

“There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.” 
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Tonight is CALLED TO QUESTION: Dietrich Bonhoeffer: What We Do & Do Not Know. Our guest speaker is Anthony Siegrist. He is a friend of mine, professor at a local college and a great admirer of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. Currently he is in the works of writing a book with others, on Dietrich, that contains some rather controversial content about this man and his life. Anthony will be presenting some of these very things tonight.

Over the last month I have made an assumption. The assumption?, that most people would know who this man was and the life and times of which he lived. I was wrong. It is not bad that they don't, but I live in a rather overtly religious town and I would have thought that Dietrich would have been a presence known here. So, for anyone who does not know and would like to know a little bit more, here it is....

4 February 1906 - 9 April 1945

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a theologian, martyr, a spiritual writer, a musician, a pastor, and an author of poetry and fiction. The integrity of his Christian faith and life, and the international appeal of his writings, have received broad recognition and admiration, all of which has led to a consensus that he is one of the theologians of his time whose theological reflections might lead future generations of Christians into creating a new more spiritual and responsible millennium. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian famous for his stand against Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. His beliefs and convictions ultimately cost him his life in a Nazi concentration camp. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of the most famous theologians and martyrs of the 20th century.

So with this information, it is my hopes that you will attend tonights event and partake in the authentic dialogue. Begins @ 7:30pm Saturday, Feb 25th, 2012 

“In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts…” 
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

See You There


Jonathon Lang said...

You obviously know nothing about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. He was certainly not a martyr and he was not a Bible believing Christian. He was a communist "Liberation Theologian".

CalledtoQuestion said...

Each to their own... you obviously have yours.