August Reading with Bonhoeffer – The Collected Sermons

As summer draws to a close, we hope that you were able to find some time for rest and reflection. Our prayer was that our Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer Series provided you an opportunity to spend some time with the wise words of our namesake and that in reading Who is Christ For Us?, Spiritual Care, and Collected…

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Christians United Against Gun Violence

Gun Violence Prevention Sunday: September 18 On September 18, Christian communities across the country will unite against gun violence by leading services of Lament, Repentance, and Action. Christians United Against Gun Violence is asking congregations to directly address the gun violence pandemic during their Sunday September 18 worship services, similar to the widespread incorporation of World Communion…

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Continuing Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer – Spiritual Care

Summer days offer a perfect time to ponder the deep reflections found within Bonhoeffer’s writings. We invite you to join us as we continue to explore the selections for our Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer series. July’s Summer Reading Pick – Spiritual Care Here are some questions for you to consider as you reflect on July’s Summer…

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TDBI in Action

  Dear Friend, With so much suffering in the world, I am finding more and more connections to our namesake’s time. The sorrows that permeate our hearts and minds must motivate us to actions that ameliorate them. Every day at TDBI we are committed to doing our part to heal the sources of so much…

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Looking Back at Gun Violence Prevention Month

A Month Devoted to Ending Gun Violence Going Orange In June, TDBI went orange for National Gun Violence Awareness Month. On our emails, social media, and at numerous in-person events, we wore orange to remember, reflect, and act to end gun violence in our country. Throughout the month, we worked alongside several organizations involved in gun violence prevention, including: WearOrange.org…

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Working Together to End Gun Violence

Working Together to End Gun Violence How can gun violence prevention advocates and gun rights advocates learn to understand each other? How do we depolarize our faith communities and reconcile with each other? Does silence offer a holy response and a common language for prayer? Bishop Mark Beckwith, longtime friend of TDBI and co-chair of…

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Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer

Have you started our summer reading list yet? It’s not too late to read along with our curated monthly recommendations that offer a range of Dietrich Bonhoeffer writings focused on our relationship to Christ and our actions as the church. June’s Summer Reading Pick – Who is Christ for Us? This month, as you read Who is Christ…

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Responding to Gun Violence in Texas

     Image credit: Marco Bello, Reuters, on NYTimes.com. Words are inadequate to express the anguish, excruciating pain, and unbearable loss after yesterday’s horrifying slaughter of 19 children and two adults at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. And this, only days after another hail of bullets took the lives of 10 mostly elderly shoppers…

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Honor With Care: a Special National Roundtable on Veteran Suicide Prevention

Join TDBI and Faith Leaders for Ending Gun Violence for a Special Conversation About Veteran Suicide Prevention You’re invited to join TDBI and Faith Leaders for Ending Gun Violence on May 25, 2022, at Honor With Care: Working Together to Prevent Veteran Suicide and Gun Violence. This important forum on veteran suicide prevention will feature a powerful chorus of expert voices…

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