When Dietrich Bonhoeffer Came to America

images (58)In 1930, when he was 24 years old, Dietrich Bonhoeffer came to America to study for a year at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He had these words to say about the spiritual climate here:

In New York they preach about virtually everything; only one thing is not addressed, or is addressed so rarely that I have as yet been unable to hear it, namely, the gospel of Jesus Christ, the cross, sin and forgiveness, death and life.   (Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas, p. 99)

O Lord, may it not be said of us today.


About Brent Osterberg

Ransomed sinner, husband to Keri, father to the kiddos three, associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX, and lover of most things epic. View all posts by Brent Osterberg

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