more than thin air and thoughts

Eric Metaxas, in Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, on Bonhoeffer's instruction to his students while a lecturer in theology  in 1932-33: "Bonhoeffer was not interested in intellectual abstraction. Theology must lead to the practical aspects of how to live as a Christian. Karding was surprised when Bonhoeffer asked his students whether they sang Christmas carols.... Continue Reading →


Filling the world, He lies in a manger

    Christmas by Augustine of Hippo   Maker of the sun, He is made under the sun. In the Father he remains, From his mother he goes forth. Creator of heaven and earth, he was born on earth under heaven. Unspeakably wise, He is wisely speechless. Filling the world, He lies in a manger.... Continue Reading →

Is God really like Jesus?

Wesley Hill, here:  The theologian T. F. Torrance tells about an incident that happened in 1944 after an assault on San Martino-Sogliano. Torrance was serving as a stretcher bearer in the conflict, and he encountered a dying soldier, 20 years old, named Private Philips. The soldier was near the end, laid out on the ground, and... Continue Reading →

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