WELCOME to the Bonhoeffer Institute!
This institute was created to provide the spiritual and intellectual firepower to both advance and advocate conservative Christian values and biblical worldview in the public arena.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a notable German pastor and theologian during the Nazi oversight of Germany during World War 2. His life and sacrificial service is a reminder of the importance of the clergy engaging the civic arena and providing the moral conscience and the prophetic leadership to point nations back to a righteous path.
The Bonhoeffer Institute does not necessarily adhere to or advocate all of the theological positions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We recognize that he was a product of the German theological liberalism of his day which may be at variance with the orthodox Christian Faith. That being said, his testimony and passion, along with the obvious spiritual journey he was on before his death, gives some evidence that he was being led to a far more orthodox understanding of the Scriptures. His civic engagement of an evil regime at least memorializes his convictions and conscience. The clergy of America as well as the nations of the world would learn much from his courage despite our theological differences.
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“Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak. Not to act is to act.”
“We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.”
“The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.”
“If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.”
“We must make it clear, fearful as it is, that the time is very near when we shall have to decide between National Socialism and Christianity. It may be fearfully hard and difficult for us all, but we must get right to the root of things, with open Christian speaking and no diplomacy. And in prayer together we will find the way.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945)