When Other Christians Make You Feel Alienated — How to Respond

Three years ago, I visited a space that made me feel very alienated as a Christian. (You’re probably curious what, exactly, the space was. I’m fairly certain that sharing the exact details would be contrary to the point — and unhelpful — but, for context, it was one of a number of church or para-church … More When Other Christians Make You Feel Alienated — How to Respond

Quotes from Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship: Introduction

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, the German pastor executed for his involvement in a plot to kill Hitler, is widely regarded as one of the most influential theologians of modern time. But theologians are often lengthy, esoteric, and complex … not always the easiest to understand. What follows are eight quotes from Bonhoeffer’s “Introduction” to his 1937 classic The Cost … More Quotes from Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship: Introduction

The Pastor Murdered for Plotting to Kill Hitler

At age 39, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed — in a Nazi concentration camp — for his role in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. But Bonhoeffer wasn’t a soldier or a war hero. He wasn’t a brooding, intense Tom Cruise character from a Hollywood movie. He wasn’t a dark and troubled antihero. Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a … More The Pastor Murdered for Plotting to Kill Hitler

Raised in the Church? Here’s How to Make Faith Your Own

I grew up in church. I rarely missed a week Sunday school or youth group. I was raised on VeggieTales and Christian radio, and I loved it. (I’ll sing every word of something from “Silly Songs with Larry” later, if you’d like.) But as a pre-teen and teenager, I became increasingly worried about the question … More Raised in the Church? Here’s How to Make Faith Your Own