Bonhoeffer on Church and State (Part 3)

November 2019 Pulse The Church’s Claim on the Government Having examined what Bonhoeffer has to say about the claims that the government has on the Church, we now ask if the Church also has the right to exert its claims on the government. Bonhoeffer discusses this...

Bonhoeffer on Church and State (Part 2)

October 2019 Pulse In the previous article, we examined Bonhoeffer’s understanding of the government. We saw that his theology of the state is in harmony with Romans 13 and consistent with the best intuitions of the 16th century Protestant Reformers. Bonhoeffer...

Bonhoeffer on Church and State (Part 1)

October 2019 Pulse One of the most challenging and compelling works on Christian ethics produced during the chaos and confusion of the Second World War is by the German theologian, Dietrich Bonhoeffer. An anti-Nazi dissident, Bonhoeffer was executed for plotting...

Unity, Diversity…and Exclusion

September 2019 Pulse In the third volume of his Systematic Theology, Methodist theologian Thomas Oden maintains that despite the diversity of its members, the Church remains united in Christ: “in its own forms in specific times and places, living in particular...

Wojtyla, Berdyaev and Marxism

September 2019 Pulse In 2012, Stuart James wrote an article for The Guardian pondering on the renaissance of Marxism 164 years after Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels published The Communist Manifesto. What is interesting in James’ article is the reasons he reports as to...

Liturgy and Life

August 2019 Pulse For many evangelical Christians today, the liturgy smacks of mindless rituals that stifle the spontaneity of the Holy Spirit and suffocate the Christian life. They argue that if the Spirit of God is indeed present in the church, then Christians...