Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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Forgiving Dylan Roof — Is It Christian or Racist?

We are mistaken if we see forgiveness as a great ending to this tragedy.

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Does God’s Grace Really Cover Your Sin?

A Q&A with Lee Strobel on God’s grace — who it extends to and why we have trouble accepting it.

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Martyr or Terrorist? It Depends . . .

A look at the meaning of martyrdom and why one person’s martyr can be another person’s terrorist.

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10 Prayers for the President — And for All of Us

Here are a few prayers, thoughts, and meditations to offer up for America’s leader this President’s Day.

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New Biography Considers Whether Dietrich Bonhoeffer Was Gay

Charles Marsh’s recent biography questions Bonhoeffer’s sexuality. What will the response be?

Cheap grace: Rep. Todd Akin is so very, very sorry

AP In this Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 photograph, Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., and his wife Lulli, talk with reporters while … Continued

Should Christians be political?

Karlowac / Alamy ALAMY Question mark outline made from wooden rosary on white background Christians often struggle with Romans 13:1-5, … Continued

An open letter to religious leaders on gay youth suicides: it’s time to act out loud

Dear Clergy Colleagues: It’s Monday morning, and you are probably not quite ready to think about next weekend’s sermon. Perhaps … Continued

President Bush meets Pastor Bonhoeffer (in 600 pages!)

By Gustav Niebuhr How many Americans, over their first cup of coffee of the day, ask themselves, “I wonder what … Continued

Can religion solve conflicts in the Middle East?

By Bishop Dr. Munib A. YounanCommon Ground News Is religion the problem in the Middle East conflict? Or can religion … Continued

An Evangelical leader’s open letter to Anne Rice

Dear Anne, When I read your Facebook comment about “quitting Christianity for the sake of Christ” I thought of several … Continued

Evangelicals for immigration reform

Like tens of thousands of other Americans, I’ll be in Washington D.C. this Sunday in the March for America rally … Continued

Can war or violence ever be necessary?

Q: Is there such a thing as a ‘just war’? In his Nobel speech, was President Obama right to speak … Continued

“On what planet do you spend most of your time?” Congressman Barney Frank asks a young woman at a recent … Continued

Cheap Grace in Senate’s Apology for Slavery

Last week, the U.S. Senate passed “S. Con. Res. 26: Apologizing for the enslavement and racial segregation of African-Americans“. This … Continued

Compassionate Faith: Not an Oxymoron

Regrettably, often when people think of faiths they remember the worst of it. Each tradition has its own history of … Continued

Faith Seeking Reconciliation

Prejudice is such an ugly word. It means to judge beforehand based on some bias; an adverse opinion formed without … Continued

Our Naive Ideas of God

Much of the discourse about religion and politics suffers from a fatal mistake: It assumes the most naïve, literalistic, and … Continued

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Jesus for the Non-Religious

I’m committed to Jesus. I just don’t believe in any of the miracles.

Religious Leaders Also Need Leaders

Religious leaders can make a huge difference to the people in their communities- you have only to see how dearly … Continued