Bonhoeffer, the Young, and the Future of the Church
German culture in the 1920s and 30s had become obsessed with the young, believing the political power and religious institutional strength was contingent on capturing young people's energy and commitment. Dietrich Bonhoeffer saw how this anxious desire was problematic for the church and its theological commitments. This lecture will explore how Bonhoeffer's own thought was fueled by his work with young people. It will make a case that Bonhoeffer's understanding of resistance, the church, and the concrete action of Jesus Christ in the world was bound within his ministry to young people.
Dinner served at 18h30; lecture at 19h30.
Thurber Thursdays is an adult community gathering and growth time that is open to all.