We gather via Zoom conferencing to check in each week on Wednesday evening. We will gather to check in about our souls, and how we can best be God’s people in uncertain times. Join us as we pray for one another, see one another’s faces, fellowship, and offer a time of devotion.
Beginning Wednesday, June 17, we will continue with Kate Bowler’s Life Together Apart series with a book study on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Life Together. You can order your book on Amazon by clicking here.
For week 1, we will read the Preface & Chapter 1: Community. We will watch discussions about the book with Kate and others on her website. You can also find wider community by creating an account on her website and sharing in the comments section. Click here for more information about the study and to create an account.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a German theologian who though living safely in the United States during WWII, decided to return to Germany to oppose the Nazi regime, for which he was executed after serving a prison term. He was a Lutheran pastor, but was committed to working with Christians from many traditions. His writings are well-known and his theology has shaped ministers from many different traditions.
From Amazon: Life Together gathers Bonhoeffer’s 1938 reflections on the character of Christian community, based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the Finkenwalde Seminary and in the Brothers House there. The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher’s seminary at Finkenwalde by the Nazis. While Bonhoeffer wrote with his own seminary community in mind, he intended Life Together to have a more universal impact, and spoke of a mission and responsibility of the church as a whole.
I’m looking forward to some good reflection together! We will study this book in four sections, completing the study on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Let’s be #togetherapart in these days and learn something new from this great Christian thinker!