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Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer

By TDBI Communications | June 17, 2022

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…

At the Intersections: Pride, Immigrant Heritage, and Gun Violence Prevention

By TDBI Communications | June 10, 2022

At the Intersections: Pride, Immigrant Heritage, and Gun Violence Prevention                                  Image: Q Christian Fellowship, Instagram The month of June marks many things in American life. Among them are LGBTQIA+ Pride, Immigrant Heritage, and Gun Violence Awareness. At TDBI, we…

Responding to Gun Violence in Texas

By TDBI Communications | May 25, 2022

     Image credit: Marco Bello, Reuters, on 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…

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

By TDBI Communications | May 20, 2022

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…

A Justice Oriented Gospel with Sam Heath

By TDBI Communications | May 16, 2022

A Justice Orientated Gospel  Political trends in the last fifty years have nearly erased two centuries of American evangelicals’ contributions to progressive social accomplishment. Evangelicals helped lead the charge in the abolition of slavery, the ordination and elevation of women in the church, conscientious objection to war and the death penalty, concern for the poor…

Introducing: Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer

By TDBI Communications | May 7, 2022

Summer is fast approaching! For some of us, the arrival of summer means a little bit of downtime, spaces for rest and replenishment, and opportunities for enrichment. The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute wants to help you take advantage of these longer summer hours with our “Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer” series!    While our namesake, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, doesn’t…

New Episode of Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer

By TDBI Communications | May 3, 2022

Dietrich Bonhoeffer photographed at a Berlin prison with four Italian fellow inmates in 1944. Getty Images. New Episode of Schenck Talks Bonhoeffer Reverend Dr. Katharine Henderson is woven into the story of The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute, even from before its founding. Dr. Henderson’s personal outreach to Rev. Rob Schenck led to his cooperation with documentary filmmaker…

Ending School Shootings IS Possible

By TDBI Communications | April 21, 2022

Ending School Shootings IS Possible  Why do Americans accept the deaths of children in school shootings as inevitable? Many of us remember a time when the sickness, disability, and deaths caused by measles, mumps, and rubella were simply the unavoidable risks of putting children together in classrooms. But the few who refused to accept those dangers…

Happy Easter from The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute!

By TDBI Communications | April 18, 2022

“In the resurrection, we acknowledge that God has not given up on the earth but has personally won it back. God has given it a new future, a new promise.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “Reflection on Easter: Resurrection,” March 1940.  The Dietrich Bonhoeffer Institute’s Board of Governors, Fellows, and Team, wish you and yours,  

Bonhoeffer is Crucified with Christ

By TDBI Communications | April 18, 2022

“Our dear brothers Bruno Kerlin, Gerhard Vibrans, and Gerhard Lehne have been killed in action. With all the brothers who have gone before them they now sleep awaiting the great Easter Day of resurrection.” -Dietrich Bonhoeffer, March 1942, circular letter to pastors  Georgia O’Keeffe, Black Cross with Stars and Blue, 1929. Oil on canvas, 40 x 30 in.…