Bonhoeffer’s Prayer

O God, early in the morning I cry to you. Help me to pray And to concentrate my thoughts on you; I can’t do this alone. In me there’s darkness, But with you there’s light; I’m lonely, but you don’t leave me; I’m feeble in heart, but with you there’s help; I’m restless, but with … More Bonhoeffer’s Prayer

Christmas Reflections with Bonhoeffer & Merton

Christmas Reflections with Bonhoeffer & Merton My Sermon from Cliftonville Moravian Church, Belfast, 25th December 2016 We come here this morning, in the midst of a hectic time of commemoration and celebration, to sit in this sacred space – a place of calm and reverence. This year has been a tough one – it is … More Christmas Reflections with Bonhoeffer & Merton

Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison : A Biography

I’ve just come across this fascinating interview with Martin Marty who recently appeared at the Chicago Tribune Printers Row Lit Fest to talk about his book, “Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison’: A Biography.”   Marty was in discussion with Owen Youngman, professor of Digital Media Strategy at Northwestern University’s Medill School. There are … More Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Letters and Papers from Prison : A Biography

Bonhoeffer – Model of Discipleship?

One of the first books I bought on becoming a Christian was Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s ‘Letters and Papers from Prison’.  I found myself enthralled as I watched Bonhoeffer’s theological outlook evolve as a consequence of his own harrowing experience as a vociferous opponent of the Nazi regime.  His personal circumstances, upbringing, education and understanding of the … More Bonhoeffer – Model of Discipleship?