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.

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.

Martyr or Terrorist? It Depends . . .

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

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.

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

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