Tag: suffering

Christian Suffering and Divine Alienation

I know of no book more convicting than Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s The Cost of Discipleship; read this book closely and seriously enough, and you will likely have to stop calling yourself a Christian. Bonhoeffer’s stark and savage denunciation of Christendom surpasses even Kierkegaard’s and shines a floodlight on the reader’s embrace of civic religion and what…

Suffering that Means Something: A Reflection on the Lectionary Readings for 18 July 2010

Revised Common Lectionary Page for 18 July 2010 (8th Sunday after Pentecost, Year C) Amos 8:1-12 and Psalm 52 • Genesis 18:1-10a and Psalm 15 • Colossians 1:15-28 • Luke 10:38-42 I don’t know if every Christian college develops this subset of students, but I had friends at Milligan who developed a certain and sometimes…