Author Archives: Eric Metaxas

Bonhoeffer’s Stand Against Nazi Theology

Bonhoeffer’s Stand Against Nazi Theology

  Editor’s Note: As Adolf Hitler and the Nazis seduced a nation, bullied a continent, and attempted to exterminate the Jews of Europe, a young pastor and theologian named Dietrich Bonhoeffer become one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Führer, and he

The Test of Forgiveness: Corrie ten Boom

Editor’s Note: Corrie ten Boom, arrested for hiding Dutch Jews from the Nazis, survived the horrors of a concentration camp to astonish the world by forgiving her tormentors. Enjoy this excerpt of 7 Women and the Secret of Their Greatness and be exhorted to forgive as Corrie did. * Healing was linked to forgiveness, Corrie wrote. Each

Dietrich Bonhoeffer Asks, “What Is The Church?”

The movement upward [toward God] cannot be separated from the movement toward our neighbor. Both belong indissolubly together . . . Standing under God’s rule means living in community with God and with the church. DIETRICH BONHOEFFER, SANCTORUM COMMUNIO In his diary Bonhoeffer recorded that Palm Sunday was “the first day that something of the

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