Beheading Santa Claus: On Church Corruption
A discussion following on the movie of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer. In what ways has 'the world' infected the church? What can we do about these things? Will we be ready to pay the full price?
A group discussion launched from the PBS documentary about the life and death of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who in his own spiritual journey went from pacifism to participation in the plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Bonhoeffer’s life is a warning to all civil societies of the often irreversible spiritual trainwreck that happens with the churches begin slowly collaborating with social and political evil.
The question for us is this: what issues today in Canada may be tempting the churches, let alone individual Christians, to become complicit in evil? How do we even discern these things? What about church silence while evil is perpetrated or condoned, as in the cases of abortion or sanctioned torture. What can we do about these things? Will we be ready to pay the full price of resisting evil, and confronting a compromised church culture? It happened in Germany. Don’t say it can’t happen in Canada.
It happened in Russia too….