Daily Post #125

A Bonhoeffer Quote: My copy of Discipleship arrived in the mail. It is part of a 17-volume set. I currently only have this book. It contains much of the material in The Cost of Discipleship. I have underlined several statements, but one struck me and left me wondering. Bonhoeffer seeks to cut past the human-imposed layers that are stacked on top of pure Christianity. He wants to free Jesus and his pure word so that it stands alone. Then, and only then, can a person have the gift of making a genuine choice for or against Christ.

Here is the quote that struck me and that I shared with a few people today: “It is also our opinion that if Jesus himself and Jesus alone with his word were among us in our preaching, then quite a different set of people would hear the word and quite a different set of people would again turn away from it.”

Oh my.

Which group am I?

What about you?

Oh the things that we tell ourselves.


Published by B.J. Condrey, PhD

Dr. Condrey holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Missouri-KC, a Master of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Southern Mississippi, and a Ph.D. in Ethics & Practical Theology from the University of Edinburgh. He is ACSI certified. Dr. Condrey writes courses and teaches Psychology, Bible, and C.S. Lewis at Enlightium Academy, where he began working in 2016. He has served as a youth, young adult, and small group pastor in the local church, and currently teaches Ethics at the University of Southern Mississippi. He has a book published by Wipf & Stock (Breaking Ground) along with other publications. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and writing, spending time with his family, traveling, trout fishing, family hikes, and drinking coffee! He is passionate about helping young people construct a biblical worldview so that their faith involves both the mind and heart. He has been married since 2009 and has two children.

2 thoughts on “Daily Post #125

  1. Thank you for posting, I love that book too. I hope it is of benefit for you and whoever hears/reads your work. God Bless your service.


    1. Thank you! I see that you just started following my blog. Thank you for the support. Yes, I have decided to read it slowly, prayerfully, and to spend a few months really sinking down into it.


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