Tuesday, September 2, 2003

September 2, 2003

6:23 PM Thanks to Tom Gibbons for the news that the new film about Dietrich Bonhoeffer will be shown at the Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60601, (312) 846-2600, September 12-25. “If your opponent has a conscience, then follow Gandhi and nonviolence. But if your enemy has no conscience like Hitler, then follow Bonhoeffer.” — Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

BONHOEFFER is a documentary portrait of German Lutheran theologian and resistance fighter Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-45), one of the most relevant and influential religious figures of the modern era. While the German Protestant establishment was kowtowing to Hitler, he became one of the most outspoken opponents of Nazism and anti-Semitism. After taking refuge in America, he returned to Germany to join the ill-fated bomb plot against Hitler. Rare archival footage and photographs accompany Bonhoeffer’s words, together with interviews with his family, students, resistance comrades, and current admirers.

For more information, click here. 2:16 PM Phyllis Schlafly says that the debate over the Ten Commandments monument is just the tip of the iceberg. She’s right. 2:13 PM Jack Kemp says that football is America’s passion. I agree. Football explains almost everything. 1:58 PM We had quite a few visitors on Sunday, including someone from Belgium. A couple I met at Gull Lake drove from Kalamazoo, Michigan, just to attend the 8 AM service. Also met a young lady who attended Word of Life Bible Institute last year and was in my class on Galatians. She was visiting with her family. 1:54 PM News and notes … Cliff Raad reports that the Civil War tour set for June 14-19, 2004, is now full and there is a waiting list… . Power Connection, the Calvary junior high ministry, kicks off the new year tonight… . Allied Force, the Calvary high school ministry, has a special “The Price is Right” kick-off event this Friday night… . The Women’s Ministry sponsors an Open Forum Saturday at 9 AM … Music Department luncheon at 1 PM on Sunday in the Dining Room. 1:01 PM Today’s devotional in the “Living Sacrifices” booklet is written by Mavis Gannello based on “We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Here’s a quote:

My dear mother, now home with the Lord, often sang the beautiful hymn, “O love that will not let me go, I rest my weary soul in Thee; I give Thee back the life I owe, that in Thine ocean depths its flow may richer, fuller be. As we grow deeper in the Christian life, truly dedicated to the Lord, we will become more and more like him. Then in eternity, we will all share that family resemblance.

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