I read the chapter Berlin this week. It was my favorite chapter so far. Dietrich experiences a real heart change. We might say, his theology shifts from head knowledge to heart knowledge.
"It became clear to me that the life of a servant of Jesus Christ must belong to the Church, and step by step it became plainer to me how far that must go."
How I loved reading about him and his students...and his confirmation class in Wedding.
Living with budding theologians and unruly confirmants alike...and taking personal interest in them all.
It reminded of the year Emma spent living among the poor in Chicago.
"Bonhoeffer's recurring theme of incarnation--that God did not create us to be disembodied spirits, but flesh-and-blood human beings-- led hi to the idea that the Christian life must be modeled. Jesus did not only communicate ideas and concepts and rules and principles for living. He lived. And by living with his disciples, he showed them what life was suppose to look like, what God had intended it to look like.
It was not merely intellectual or merely spiritual. It was all these things together, it was something more. Bonhoeffer aimed to model the Christian life for his students. This led him to the idea that, to be a Christian, one must live with Christians." ~Eric Metaxas
This modeling the way of living and loving and learning. It can be effective.
Such a good chapter. Just read this chapter...its a real special one.
We spent the weekend in the big blow-up bounce-house for volleyball this weekend.
We had our first and last tournament in the Dells. Katie and her teammates played and played and waited and played and reefed. Over and over and over.
They girls loved it. Only the five hour wait between two of our games on Sunday was a real bummer for all of us....but the girls played the best they have all season. They won five matches out of nine. Yesterday we arrived in the Dells at 7:30 and headed home at 7:30.
The parents were bleary eyed. They girls were still looking good.
We just loved the coach, Morgan.
They girls learned, improved and had a lot of fun.
Why am I the only one who looks tired?
At the beginning of the matches the teams greet the fans.
(over the top)
On to .......softball!
Encourage one another,