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Letters and Papers from Prison – Part 4

My Pastoral Ponderings

May God lead us kindly through these times, but above all, may God lead us to himself.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

I continue to find encouragement in Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s “Letters and Papers from Prison.” A Lutheran pastor and theologian who led an underground seminary in Germany during the Nazi period, Bonhoeffer was executed in 1945 for his role in a plot to overthrow Adolf Hitler. “Letters and Papers from Prison,” a book compiled by his good friend, Eberhard Bethge, is a collection of the letters and papers that he wrote and received during his two year imprisonment. It is now considered one of the great spiritual classics of the twentieth century. As I re-read this classic (and discuss it with my daughter, who is a seminary student), I am sharing some of my reflections on the way. The first three reflections can be found here:Letters and Papers from Prison – Part…

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