Monthly Archives: November 2010

The ministry of listening

This is a quote I had to pass along.  It comes from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. “The first service one owes to others in the fellowship consists in listening to them.  Just as love to God begins with listening to His … Continue reading

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Opportunity cost and lost

I was an economics major in college.  Among the (too few) things I remember from those classes is the concept of the “opportunity cost.”  Here’s how investopedia.com defines it: What Does Opportunity Cost Mean? 1. The cost of an alternative that … Continue reading

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How could he say that?

Memorial site at Flossenburg Early morning, April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was martyred, hanged along with six others at the extermination camp of Flossenberg, Germany.  The camp doctor, who had to witness the executions, remarked as he watched Bonhoeffer kneel and pray … Continue reading

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Church and State – the Basics

Here’s a quote to consider as we head into the elections tomorrow.  This is from Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his “The Church and the Jewish Question”: “There are three possible ways in which the church can act toward the state: In … Continue reading

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