Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bohoeffer quote of the day

I've been thesis-ing today. Somewhat productive. Truly.

We must never speak one-dimensionally of God, but rather in terms of statement and rejoinder, or point-counterpoint.  For we must remember that God can absolutely never be captured even in the grasp of a dialectical mode of expression.  Real dialectic is humble. It contrasts statement with rejoinder and knows that the truth lies beyond this mode of expression in the imperceptible center. God remains free in relation to the dialectic.[1] 

[1] Quoted in Huntemann, Georg. The Other Bonhoeffer: An Evangelical Reassessment of Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Grand Rapids: Baker, 1989) 35. This is Huntemann’s translation of the Gesammelte Schriften.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Heroes & Monsters

Huge, fat snow flakes falling outside. Susanna and I become members of Crossroads Church this morning.

And this morning I'm particularly troubled by the news of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting.

I love this other bit of news about how the congresswoman's new intern of five days ran toward the gunfire and most likely saved her life.

Yet, we also live in a world where this is possible: