Friday, November 18, 2011

Being a Christian....

Being a Christan is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.

― Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I am reading Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy.  It is a book based on Dietrich's life and the political situation in Europe with the rise of Nazi.  It is a very capturing book. I picked this book because even though I read a number of Dietrich's writing, I never grasp a sense of the context he wrote in.  There are a few times when I can't stop reading because it is exciting and very tense to see how Nazi took over Germany and the German church pieces at a time.  What should be the response of a Christian?  How should a Christian respond to evilness in the state? 

One of the thing I admire Dietrich is not merely that he is a strong theologian.  But applying his logical thinking and knowledge of the Scripture to daily life.  To him, it is important to be practical in one's faith.  As we see how he live and die, his action and his belief is unision.

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