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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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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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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Introducing: Summer Reading with Bonhoeffer

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…

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Intervening in America’s Suicide Crisis

Gbenga Offo (Nigerian, 1957–), “Fervent Prayer,” 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 121 × 173 cm. Suicide Prevention and Gun Violence  Every year, almost one million people take their own lives. In the United States, the annual number of suicides has been steadily climbing toward 50,000. These deaths, along with many unsuccessful attempts, have rippling and long-lasting…

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Happy 116th Birthday Dietrich Bonhoeffer!

This week admirers of Dietrich Bonhoeffer will mark his 116th birthday. His birth date of February 4, 1906 sounds like the distant past, but in the scope of history, it’s really not so long ago. While Dietrich’s earthly life came prematurely to an end, some 77 years ago, he remains among us in so many ways.…

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Christianity and COVID-19

Image: Chelsea Stahl / NBC News Christianity and COVID-19 COVID-19 and all that has happened in its wake are about much more than a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. It’s about more than maintaining one’s health or preventing the spread of disease. COVID-19 has laid bare a great human failing – self-centeredness.  Our namesake, Bonhoeffer, spoke of centering the “other” and…

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Seeking Hope in 2022

A New Year always symbolizes a new start! Despite it being a somewhat arbitrary threshold of time, the activities of the year past continue into the new one, but we are given at least a brief moment to reflect. At the end of last year, we sent a virtual gift to you in our Senior Fellows’ cohort…

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