Monday, February 05, 2007

Bonhoeffer

I just checked out the documentary Bonhoeffer (Journey Films), and we watched it in our Sunday nigfht fellowship.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian who lived as a Christian, knowing that his business as a disciple and theologian was to learn how to walk with Jesus in his teaching in the Sermon on the Mount. Today he is held in greater honor than the Christoids of his day who rallied around the swastika. He was hanged stark naked at the Flossenberg concentration camp April 9, 1945, four weeks before the end of the war.

It's not only about Dietrich Bonhoeffer. I learned a lot I didn't know about the Nazis and Hitler, how sincerely devoted to the will of God they made themselves look to German Christians. The Christian devotion in some of Hitler's speeches opens our eyes and ears to the same poison today. The snare is laid in vain in the sight of any bird.

For some education and encouragement, some sound Christian theology, and a call to follow Jesus that the likes of James Dobson, Jerry Falwell, and D. James Kennedy know nothing of, hurry on down to Blockbuster and rent it!

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