Wise words from Geoff Holsclaw on “Fourth of July Weekend”:
So I’m worried that everyone interested in Bonhoeffer might not be learning the real lesson: that we in America might be the type of church that, in a time of crisis, will capitulate to preserving the American Dream rather than living as a Kingdom Reality.
During this 4th of July weekend, are we Christians in America more American than Christian? How would we know? Does that distinction even makes sense? And if it doesn’t, then I worry that we have turned to Bonhoeffer into an inspirational story rather than a cautionary tale.
Let us not make Bonhoeffer merely into a Christian Celebrity…