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  1. Linn says:

    “Metaxas, once considered a leading evangelical public intellectual…”
    What on earth has happened to Metaxas? Has he joined the Stepford Wives or has he been absorbed by a Cyborg? it’s really scary. I gave my father a copy of “Bonhoeffer” several years ago for his birthday. My father is not a Christian, but the book sparked some good discussion between the two of us. Now, I wouldn’t recommend anything from Bonhoeffer to anyone.

  2. bob1 says:


    Well…stupid is as stupid does.

    Christian nationalists will still read his stuff, I’m sure.

    No one else.

  3. A friend of mine in Canada expressed concerns about his 12 year old daughter choosing to be a boy. The mom encouraged it and therapists ignored his pleas to evaluate the other home which was filled with much conflict. He had to agree or risk losing any custody. So now his daughter is a boy… by identification and hormone blockers. Canadian healthcare didn’t question his kid’s choice at all.

  4. WenatcheeTheHatchet says:

    transforming Bonhoeffer into an evangelical wouldn’t have happened thirty years ago when evangelicals regarded Bonhoeffers as, at best, a neo-orthodox theologian who might best be avoided.

    In some ways my middle-aged self would venture that Bonhoeffer is the fad author from the neo-orthodox period for evangelicals to read and that, if we’re gonna read neo-orthodox authors, Emil Brunner did some more compelling theological writing than Bonhoeffer (and better writing) by writing Man in Revolt and The Mediator, but that’s my own take and I’m not saying nobody should read Bonhoeffer, that’s more Jim West’s take).

    In other words, Metaxas may have always been part of an evangelical/neo-evangelical effort to rehabilitate non-evangelical theologians into the of acceptable-as-of-today writers

  5. Duane Arnold says:


    I’ve always enjoyed Bonhoeffer, Brunner and Barth especially in regard to their pretty subtle differences. I will confess, however, that Bonhoeffer appeals to Anglican sensibilities a bit more than than Brunner and Barth…

  6. LInn says:

    When I first came to faith, it was after a long battle in my 15-year old mind as to whether or not the gospel was actually true. I realized that if it was true, it would change my whole life and I would never be the same. I would not be able to take the Christian way of life lightly…it would need to replace the life I once knew. I read The Cost of Discipleship, and never looked back. I didn’t understand neo-orthodoxy, I didn’t know the word evangelical, but I sure did understand that Christ’s grace was not cheap. Bonhoeffer became one of my heroes.

  7. Em says:

    Linn, amen to your 10:26
    the first fifteen years of my life i didn’t like God. Then a couple weeks after my fifteenth birthday, through the foolishness of preaching and some work by the Holy Spirit, God managed to make John 3:16 real to me. Once i was dead, but at age 15 my life began

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