Overcome by faith

This sermon, on Matt 17:1-9, reflects on the aftermath of the 2016 United States election, asking the question of whether or not we, as Christians, will be overcome by fear or by faith. Using the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this sermon argues that we should become what Bonhoeffer in his life...

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Published in:Review and expositor
Main Author: Butler, Amy
Format: Electronic Article
Language:English
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Published: Sage [2018]
In: Review and expositor
RelBib Classification:CG Christianity and Politics
HC New Testament
KAJ Church history 1914-; recent history
RE Homiletics
ZD Psychology
Further subjects:B Fear
B Dietrich Bonhoeffer
B Matt 17:1-9
B Faith
B Election
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Summary:This sermon, on Matt 17:1-9, reflects on the aftermath of the 2016 United States election, asking the question of whether or not we, as Christians, will be overcome by fear or by faith. Using the example of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, this sermon argues that we should become what Bonhoeffer in his life's work tried to create: a radical community of Christ that does not allow itself to be overcome either by the fear of the Other, which demagogues among us will always seek to exploit on their path to power, or by the very real fears associated with authentic gospel living, but which instead allow faith to power its every decision.
ISSN:2052-9449
Contains:Enthalten in: Review and expositor
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0034637317754065