Lent with Bonhoeffer, Tuesday, March 12, 2013
today’s notes cover 00:00-10:30
The program begins with some biographical information that we have already covered in our Lenten journey with Bonhoeffer.
“The church has three possible ways it can act against the state. First, it can ask the state if its actions are legitimate. Second, it can aid the victims of the state action. The church has the unconditional obligation to the victims of any order in society even if they do not belong to the Christian society. The third possibility is not just bandage the victims under the wheel, but to jam a spoke in the wheel itself.”
Krista Tippet talks to Martin Doblmeier, the creator of a film on Bonhoeffer. Dobimeier says that his inspiration came from reading Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s Prison Writings as a teenager.
The Ministry of Listening from Life Together was also read (we covered previously).
“The will of God is not a system of rules established from the outset. It is something new and different in each different situation in life. And for this reason a man must forever re-examine what the will of God may be. The will of God may lie deeply concealed beneath a great number of possibilities.”