Everything is Theology

As many progressives are wonttumblr_mj88inc4aw1rnzcl1o1_500 to point out, the American church likes to think of itself as oppressed and persecuted.  It kinds sounds something like this…

Blah blah blah…keep Christ in Christmas…

Blah blah blah…culture wars…moving away from our place as a Christian nation…

Yeah, you’ve heard it before.  MOVING ON…

Bonhoeffer’s fourth chapter of TCOD is entitled “Discipleship and the Cross,” and functions as an examination of the need for suffering in the path of discipleship with Christ. We are commanded in the Scriptures to do as Christ did and to “take up our crosses,” essentially, to endure the same suffering as Christ did.  What does it mean, though, to be a 21st century American Christian and to suffer?  Do we even know what that really means?  Certainly we face adversity and struggle, but do we truly know what it means to face the persecution that the Early Church…

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