April 23, 2013

Summer Study: Life Together

April 23, 2013
Over the last several years, Ray Soemer has been leading a summer book study of John Bunyan's "The Pilgrim's Progress" in between semesters of our bible institute. This summer he is offering another summer reading/discussion group opportunity, this time in Dietrich Bonhoeffer's "Life Together," the classic exploration of faith in community.

On an April morning in 1945 at the Flossenburg concentration camp Dietrich Bonhoeffer was marched naked to the gallows where he was hanged under the direction of Heinrich Himmler. His final words were, "This is the end, but for me it is the beginning of life." His story is fascinating and his ethics debated, but his writings hold value for us still. Bonhoeffer was a pastor, theologian, philosopher and author who left with us with a rich legacy of writings, especially those on the local church which he loved. Bonhoeffer has much to say about how Christians should relate to one another, and though he writes to us from another century, his words ring true. The realities of the gospel and its implications are transcendent and demand a faith that responds in obedience regardless of what we may desire, feel, or experience.

"Life Together" is a short book on the local body containing deep truth and life changing application. We hope you will come and have your faith strengthened as this book on Christian community is read and discussed in the context of our own Christian community. The study will run six weeks on Thursday evenings 6:30-8pm May 23 through June 27, and the cost will merely be the price of the book. We invite all who are interested to sign up and attend.