From Dietrich Bonhoeffer on His Birthday

The next generation of pastors, these days, ought to be trained entirely in church-monastic schools, where the pure doctrine, the Sermon on the Mount, and worship are taken seriously … It is also time for a final break with our theologically grounded reserve about whatever is being done by the state – which really only comes down to fear. “Speak out for those who cannot speak” – who in the church today still remembers that this is the very least the Bible asks of us in such times as these?
Letter to Erwin Sutz,
11 Sept 1934

in Works, Vol 13217.


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