If you are following along with our regular reading schedule, you will know that we are nearly halfway through Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s biography by Eric Metaxes. Hitler now has firm control of Germany and German Christians are in a crisis. The national church stance is pro-Nazi and anti-semitic. True followers must regroup, define and defend their ideas. Part of the work that followed was the establishment of what would be known as the “Confessing Church”. Eventually, Dietrich would begin an underground seminary dedicated to sharing and teaching Biblically faithful doctrines. There, among other believers seeking to follow Christ faithfully, Dietrich would pen one of his most beloved writings, “Life Together”.
We are going to delve deeper into this period of Bonhoeffer’s life by reading his book, “Life Together” before we continue on with the increasing horrors of World War II. When we are done we will better understand Dietrich and his struggle for the church under the terror of the Third Reich.
We begin reading on July 19th. If you live within driving distance of Clovis Evangelical Free Church, we would love to invite you to join our “Life Together” book discussion on Wednesday nights, 6:30 p.m., beginning July 22nd. Whether online or in person, let’s read together! So get the book…and get ready!