The world is a mess

• The world is a mess. • Most of the mess was caused by people who thought they were mending it. • We are no wiser than they were. • We are not good people. • We can’t mend the world because it is made up of people just like us. • We need to … Continue reading The world is a mess

The Cost of Discipleship

This is the title of a book by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. It’s not hard to understand that attempting to be faithful to Christ in Nazi Germany would come at a cost, but it has been more difficult for us to grasp that to be a true disciple of Christ will always entail a cost, even in … Continue reading The Cost of Discipleship

The suicide of civilizations

I have been pondering the thoughts that Jacques Ellul expressed in Presence au monde moderne. I don’t know if this book has ever been translated into English, as most of his other books have. This book was first published in 1948, shortly after World War II. The following excerpts are my translation. “Thus we see … Continue reading The suicide of civilizations