• Das Bonhoeffer Haus in der Marienburger Allee 43, 14055 Berlin
  • Remember – commemorate – act - Remember – commemorate – act – under this heading, over 50 people took part in the remembrance path to places on the evening of November 9, 2020. The Bonhoeffer-Haus e.V. memorial and meeting place, the Stolperstein Initiative of the Eichkamp settlers’ association and the Evangelical Peace Congregation had invited guests. Victims of National Socialist persecution were commemorated in the following places: 1. Memorial plaque at the Mommsenstadion in memory of Jewish athletes who were excluded from clubs such as the Sport-Club Charlottenburg during National Socialism. They had to flee Germany; even Olympic champions were not protected from deportation and murder. …
  • So much strength to resist! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (13) Trinity, June 6, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de So much strength to resist! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (13)Trinity, June 6, 2020 This is the last episode on the website of the Bonhoeffer House (see: Aktuelles / News) in the se-ries of blogs since Sunday JUDICA on March 29, 2020. This should enable the House, which has been visited by small groups of up to 5 people again since the beginning of May, to be kept digital-ly open. In the 13 episodes, very different Bonhoeffer texts were placed in their historical and cur-rent context under the aspect:»How do political resistance and …
  • So much strength to resist! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (12) Pentecost, May 31, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de PENTECOST: “In a way we accommodate God and the whole world within us.” TEXTLetters and Papers from Prison, DBW, volume 8 June 8, 1943, Karl Bonhoeffer to Dietrich in the Prison (DBW vol. 8,100)We had actually hoped to have a letter from you yesterday or the day before. Since none has arrived today, I decided to write to you without waiting any longer: we hope that the delay is not caused by any health problems on your part. We cannot complain about our own health. Our life essentially goes in thoughts of you …
  • So much strength to resist! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (11) Exaudi, May 24, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de EXAUDI: The Church of Aaron against the Church of Moses– the Eternal Conflict in the Church of Christ TEXT DBW 12.472 ff., Sermon on Exodus 32:1-8, 15-16- 18-20-30-35 (The Golden Calf)May 28, 1933, Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche Berlin, on behalf of Gerhard Jacobi The priest against the prophet, the church of the world against the church of faith, the church of Aaron against the church of Moses – this eternal conflict in the church of Christ and its resolu-tion, is what we are going to hear about today. Moses and Aaron, two brothers from the same …
  • So much strength to resist! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (10) Ascension Day, May 21, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de ASCENSION DAY: pulled up the whole world with him to life and to the light TEXTS 1DBW 11.444 ff., June 19, 1932 Sermon on Colossians 3:1-4, (4th Sunday after Trinitatis),Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gedächtniskirche Berlin, on behalf of Gerhard JacobiWe have not been left alone at all in our lostness; instead, there is one who has stepped across the boundary that separates us from the Creator and from true life, has broken into our territory of death, has tasted all our living and dying to its deepest depths, and has still broken through this death, broken through …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (9) May 17, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (9) May 17, 2020 ROGATE: “Lord, teach us, to pray!” Praying along with Christ TEXT A “Lord, teach us to pray!” So spoke the disciples to Jesus. In doing so, they were acknowledging that they were not able to pray on their own: they had to learn. »To learn to pray« sounds con-tradictory to us. Either the heart is so overflowing that it begins to pray by itself, we say, or it will never learn to pray. But this is a dangerous …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (8) May 8, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlinwww.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de CANTATE: O sing to the Lord a New Song! TEXT A O sing to the Lord a new song. The emphasis is on the word new. What is this new song, if it is not a song that makes someone a new person, when a person leaves darkness and worry and fear behind and breaks forth into new hope, new faith, new confidence? The new song is the one that awakens God’s presence anew in us- even if it is a very old song, of the God who, as Job says, “gives songs …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (7) May 8, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlin www.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de The huge masquerade of evil TEXT A The huge masquerade of evil has thrown all ethical concepts into confusion. That evil should appear in the form of light, good deeds, historical necessity, social justice is absolutely bewil-dering for one coming from the world of ethical concepts that we have received. For the Chris-tians who live by the Bible, it is the very confirmation of the abysmal wickedness of evil. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Who Stands Firm? Prolog in Letters and Papers from Prison, DBW 8, 38. TEXT B Stupidity is a more dangerous enemy …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical time (6) May 3, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlin www.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de _________________________________________________________ If anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new! Bible for Sunday Jubilate from 2 Corinthians 5:17 __________________________________________________________ TEXT A The miracle of Christ’s resurrection has overturned the idolization of death that rules among us … Where death is final, earthly life is all or nothing … Where, however, it is recognized that the power of death has been broken, where the miracle of the resurrection and new life shines right into the world of death, there one demands no …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical times (5) - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlin www.bonhoeffer-haus-berlin.de _______________________________________ Ways with us: „through the lush pastures and through the dark valley“ (Psalm 23) _______________________________________ TEXT God’s ways are the ways that he has tread before and that we are to walk with him now. God does not allow us to walk a path that he has not walked before and on which he would not precede us. It is the way cleared by God and protected by God on which he calls us. This is truly His way … With God, one does not just mark time but one walks …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical times (4) Quasimodogeniti, April 19, 2020 - Memorial and Place of Encounter Bonhoeffer-Haus Berlin “Praise be to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy God has given us a new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1. Peter 1:3) ____________ What do we know from Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s last sermon, on Sunday Quasimodogeniti, April 8, 1945 in Schönberg? Nearly nothing. CONTEXT & TEXT On February 7, 1945, unlike his superiors Lieutenant-General Canaris and Brigadier Oster, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was not transferred from the Gestapo prison in the Reich Security Main Office in Berlin directly to the …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical times (3) Sunday 12 April 2020 - Reflection on Easter: Resurrection The resurrection of Jesus Christ is God’s Yes to Christ and his work of expiation. The cross was the end, the death of the Son of God, curse and judgement on all flesh. If the cross had been the last word about Jesus, then the world would be lost in death and damnation without hope; then the world would have triumphed over God. But God … raised Christ from the dead … The resurrection is the day of the begetting of the Son of God (Acts 13:33; Rom. 1:4). The Son receives back his eternal divine …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical times (2) Sunday, 5 April 2020 - Christians stand by God in God’s own pain 1. People go to God when they’re in need,    plead for help, pray for blessing and bread, for rescue from their sickness, guilt, and death. So do they all, all of them, Christians and heathens. 2. People go to God when God’s in need,     find God poor, reviled, without shelter or bread, see God devoured by sin, weakness, and death. Christians stand by God in God’s own pain. 3. God goes to all people in their need, fills body and soul with God’s own bread, goes for Christians and heathens to Calvary’s …
  • So much strength to resist ! Read Bonhoeffer in critical times (1) Sunday 29 March 2020 - Some Statemens of Faith on God’s Action in History “I believe that God can and will let good come out of everything, even the greatest evil. For that to happen, God needs human beings who let everything work out for the best. I believe that in every moment of distress God will give us as much strength to resist as we need. But it is not given to us in advance, lest we rely on ourselves and not on God alone. In such faith all fear of the future should be overcome. I believe that even our mistakes and shortcomings …