Category Archives: Discipleship

Newman scoops Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Hauerwas

To make professions is to play with edged tools, unless we attend to what we are saying. Words have a meaning, whether we mean that meaning or not; and they are imputed to us in their real meaning, when our … Continue reading

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Bearing the cross as solidarity

In Mk 8:34, Jesus tell his disciples, “τις θέλει ὀπίσω μου ἀκολουθεῖν ἀπαρνησάσθω ἑαυτὸν καὶ ἀράτω τὸν σταυρὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀκολουθείτω μοι.” In Discipleship, Bonhoeffer beautifully draws out the implications of this verse for believers’ imitation of Christ (though not more beautifully … Continue reading

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