Cheap Grace

Tonight I watched a documentary on the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, a German theologian who encouraged the Lutheran church to stand against the Nazi persecution of the Jews and later joined a conspiracy to assassinate Hitler. The account of Bonhoeffer’s life led me to some of his writings on the role of Christians and the Body of Christ in fighting evil in the world. Bonhoeffer’s approach was much less academic than it was practical.