Spiritual and Religious Discussion Night (Q and A!)

Last night at CSF we had a discussion night.  Or a question and answer night.  Honestly, we call it a lot of things.  It is something we do 1-2 times each semester.  We go off of our usual format and simply talk about whatever questions and topics students want to talk about.  Students each get … Continue reading Spiritual and Religious Discussion Night (Q and A!)

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Dear Pastor Friends and Other Christians Who Like to Think – You Should Read David Bentley Hart

David Bentley Hart is an Eastern Orthodox theologian and philosopher.  His book The Beauty of the Infinite was one of the most difficult, and rewarding, books I have read.  I highly recommend his other works as well. If you are going to start reading Hart, the best book to pick up might be his collection … Continue reading Dear Pastor Friends and Other Christians Who Like to Think – You Should Read David Bentley Hart

Thoughts on Prayer – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

There are many more fantastic passages from Bonhoeffer's classic on Christian community, Life Together, that I want to share.  Here are a few on prayer: "As good and useful as our scruples may be about keeping our prayer pure and biblical, they must nevertheless not stifle the free prayer itself that is so necessary, for … Continue reading Thoughts on Prayer – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on community, Life Together: "Help must come from the outside; and it has come and comes daily and anew in the Word of Jesus Christ, bringing us redemption, righteousness, innocence, and blessedness. But God put this Word into the mouth of human beings so that it may be passed on … Continue reading Listening When Others Speak a God Word – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together

The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)

I just finished reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer's classic work on Christian community, Life Together.  It was fantastic, I wish I had read it ten years ago.  This book should be must read for seminary students (why wasn't I forced to read it in seminary?).  Over the next few weeks, I plan to share quotes from the … Continue reading The Necessity of Physical Presence – Bonhoeffer’s Life Together (Walking with the Saints)