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On Theology and the Christian Life: The grace of visible community


Last updated 4/17/2020 at 7:39am

At the moment, we’re all in a kind of pandemic-inflicted exile. And exile, no doubt, is always hard. Nevertheless, as God is gracious, there is ever an opportunity to teach and learn. What can be learned when, in our community and nation, Christians have been forced into isolated services; when Christians must now be together apart?

Dietrich Bonhoeffer in his book “Life Together” writes, “It is by God’s grace that a congregation is permitted to gather visibly around God’s Word and Sacrament,” (emphasis added). What, then, can be learned as you continue to hear God’s Word f...

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