Free public lecture: Why Bonhoeffer Matters for Anyone (But Particularly for Pastors) with Stanley Hauerwas.
Some may wonder what relevance Bonhoeffer has for thinking through the challenges facing those in the ministry in our day. Bonhoeffer confronted Hitler. We are confronted by Walmart. In this
lecture, Hauerwas argues that Bonhoeffer's understanding that we are living in a time in which Christendom is disappearing, means his stress on how the task of those in the ministry is to help those they serve to speak the language we call Christian is at the heart of the challenge before us. Accordingly it is not appropriate to see Bonhoeffer as a pastoral theologian we dare not ignore.