Today I’m blogging at Inspire a Fire. Here’s the first part of that post.
I’m currently listening to Bonhoeffer on audio book. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the man, Dietrich Bonhoeffer is best known for his role in the assassination attempt on Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer, a pastor, went through great lengths to explain how the killing of this tyrant did not contradict his Christian faith.
Herr Bonhoeffer is also well known for a book he penned, entitled The Cost of Discipleship. I will admit that I have not completed this rather heavy piece of theology. But what I took out of the first quarter or so of the book can be summed up as this: the modern Christian wishes to be awash in God’s grace without any undue inconvenience in his or her own life.
Bonhoeffer referred to this state of belief as “cheap grace.”