Faith, Lies & Spies: Bonhoeffer’s Life and You

Explore the extraordinary life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, revealing how his legacy remains remarkably relevant in today’s complex world.

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Are you ready to journey through history, faith, and personal growth? Welcome to "Faith, Lies & Spies: Bonhoeffer's Life and You," an immersive course designed to shift your self-perception, enrich your faith, and equip you to face today's challenges with courageous conviction and a deeper understanding of your spiritual path.

Led by renowned theologian Andy Root, this self-paced experience takes you through the extraordinary life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, revealing how his legacy remains remarkably relevant in today’s complex world.

Whether you're a seasoned theologian or exploring spirituality for the first time, this course empowers you to bridge the gap between faith and meaningful societal engagement.

What You'll Learn

  • Kindle Courageous Faith: Immerse yourself in Bonhoeffer's story of faith standing firm against oppression. Be transformed by that same courage and sense of purpose as you grapple with modern injustices.
  • Navigate Truth and Deception: Intensify your understanding of truth and lies, enriched by Bonhoeffer's commitment to integrity. Gain tools for making informed decisions with conviction amidst complexity.
  • Craft Your Life Map: Reignite your faith through the practice of life mapping, inspired by Bonhoeffer's perspective. Visualize God's presence in your life's turning points and daily choices.
  • Engage with Faith and Politics: Delve into the intricate relationship between faith and politics, guided by Bonhoeffer's example. Equip yourself to engage in meaningful conversations and deliberate action.
  • Elevate Your Spiritual Journey: Infuse your faith journey with wisdom learned from Bonhoeffer's experiences. Explore your unique calling and recognize God's work in your life's events, both big and small.

About this Course

  • Modules

9

  • Learning Elements

74

  • Videos

19

  • Practices & Activities

18

  • Time

7 hours, 30 minutes

  • Price

$55

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Here's What's Inside...

Get oriented to the course, meet your instructor, download the interactive handbook, and more.

In this module, you will:

  • Know the impact of family on Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life of faith.
  • Identify people and events from your own life who have impacted your faith.
  • Consider how you are spiritually shaped by childhood experiences.

In this module, you will:

  • Know that Dietrich’s life was full of surprising experiences where God was revealed.
  • Share stories of your own life experiences that you now understand as being encounters with the divine.

In this module, you will:

  • Reflect on how Bonhoeffer experienced God’s leading.
  • Notice God’s leading in your life.

In this module, you will:

  • Consider the ways in which Bonhoeffer interacted with and created community.
  • Reflect on ways God has used your own community experiences.

In this module, you will:

  • Consider the ways in which Bonhoeffer valued community.
  • Learn about the church’s resistance to the National Socialists.
  • Practice praying for your enemies.

In this module, you will:

  • Know that Dietrich’s life was full of surprising experiences where God was revealed.
  • Share stories of your own life experiences that you now understand as being encounters with the divine.

In this module, you will:

  • Learn the sacrifices Bonhoeffer made.
  • Consider how faith is strengthened in suffering.
  • Feel gratitude for God’s work in Bonhoeffer’s life and in yours.

Find out your next steps as you complete the course and how to stay connected with your group. You'll also be able to submit feedback about your course.

You'll Learn How to Practice Justice
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The life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer tells a story of God’s constant presence—and so does yours.

As we walk through the events of Bonhoeffer’s life throughout this course, you will be invited to consider his integrity and courage, his faith practices, and his model for approaching our own divisive political climate, all in relation to your own constantly-unfolding journey.

God is with you, preparing and guiding you, just as God was with Bonhoeffer; and using the tool of life mapping, that divine activity in your purpose-filled life will become increasingly apparent.

Through “Faith, Lies & Spies,” you will gain an entirely new perspective on your own story and emerge empowered to continue walking your path with a deep and courageous faith.

What to Expect

  • 3 Years of Access: Enjoy long-lasting access to the course, ensuring you have ample time to go at your own pace.
  • Online Community: Join a supportive, caring, and engaging online community of peers and listeners, fostering interactive discussions and shared growth.
  • Interactive Handbook: Navigate the course with ease using our interactive handbook, enhancing your learning experience.
  • Flexible Lesson Selection: Choose which lessons to start with or be guided through a start-to-finish journey, adapting the course to your learning style.
  • Go at Your Own Pace: Tailor your learning experience to your schedule and preferences.
  • Group Registration Option: Lead a group or share the material with others, amplifying the impact of this transformative experience.

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Meet Your Instructor

  • Andrew Root, PhD

    After receiving his PhD at Princeton Theological Seminary, Andrew Root joined Luther Seminary in 2005. He is considered one of the leading scholars of youth ministry and practical theology in the world. Root has published 16 books, many of which have been found on lists for Book of the Year. His latest project is a six-volume series with Baker Academic. Root is known as a leading thinker on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and is a sought-after speaker at conferences, colleges, and churches. He has lectured and presented all over the world, including South Africa, New Zealand, Australia, and Europe.

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