Staying Awake in Gethsemane – Bonhoeffer today

In an essay entitled “Bonheffer’s Christological Take on Vocation” Lori Brandt Hale writes “In July 1944, one day after the conspiracy’s failed attempt on Hitler’s life( but unbeknown to Bonhoeffer) Dietrich wrote an important letter to his friend and confidant Eberhard Bethge : “Later on I discovered , and am … Continue reading

Ulrich Lincoln – The Perception of Dietrich Bonhoeffer in Germany

The first address at the 2014 Project Bonhoeffer Conference was by Ulrich Lincoln, a Lutheran Pastor working in London. We reproduce here the introduction to his talk and make the full text available as a PDF download. My name is Ulrich Lincoln, I am currently pastor at the Dietrich Bonhoeffer … Continue reading

JAMES BURN: What does it mean to live for others?

At last year’s Bonhoeffer Day conference, our second speaker was James Burn, a social worker in Birmingham, who spoke movingly of the challenges he has faced in his work with some of the most vulnerable victims of poverty and injustice who have been his clients. He reflected on their pain … Continue reading

Ulrich Lincoln: “The relevance of Bonhoeffer in today’s Europe”

At the end of his fascinating presentation at our Bonhoeffer Day conference last year in Birmingham in which he described the on-going impact of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life and ideas on the German churches and society since his execution in 1945, Pastor Ulrich Lincoln had this to say about some important … Continue reading