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Tag: Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Nudisnudum Christ sequi: A Naked Hope

“He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.”

CS Lewis has a fabulous essay entitled ‘The Seeing Eye.’  In this essay he recounts a news article asserting that Russian astronauts had ventured into space… and didn’t find God.  Lewis counters the immature understanding of ‘God’ that leads one to expect to ‘find’ God in space in the first place but then makes an interesting set of points.  He says that anyone can ‘see God’ in any place, but it depends on one’s frame of mind and general attitude.  A Christian will see … continue reading...

A Jesus for the Atheists: A Panzy?

One of the things that really irks me is when a person can’t be pleased no matter what you give them.  I am reminded of the scene in Monty Python’s movie “The Life of Bryan” where a leper is healed and complains about it because it took away his livelihood of begging.  Bryan replies “There’s just no pleasing some people!” and the Leper says, “That’s just what Jesus said!”

If you can’t please someone no matter what you give them, for my own part I tend to stop trying to please them at all.  At the very least, when confronted … continue reading...