Today, I’m honoring Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday, a German pastor who was hanged for standing against Hitler.

bonhoefferToday is Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s birthday. Today I’m honoring his memory. How much do you know about this remarkable man? He was a courageous Christian pastor in Germany during the 1930s and 40s who resisted the Nazi attempt to take-over and apostasize the Church. Bonhoeffer was deeply committed to resisting evil, standing for the Truth, teaching the Word of God, preaching the Gospel, rescuing Jews. What’s more, he secretly discipled young pastors in Germany to do the same. One of Bonhoeffer’s most powerful books was, The Cost of Discipleship. I read it in college and it had a profound effect on me. April 1945, he was hanged for participating in a plot to assassinate Hitler. I’m currently reading Eric Metaxas’ riveting book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, and highly recommend it. If you can go hear Eric speak during his 10-city “Bonhoeffer Tour,” I’d encourage you to do it. The tour begins this Friday.
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