CT Article: Bonhoeffer Convinced Me to Abandon My Dream

His words challenged everything I had learned about pastoral vision.

By Chase Replogle — Chase Replogle is the pastor of Bent Oak Church in Springfield, MO and hosts the Pastor Writer Podcast. A native of the Ozark woods, he enjoys being outdoors with his wife and two kids: fly-fishing, playing the mandolin (badly), and quail hunting with his bird dog Millie.

It’s hard to estimate the impact Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s book, Life Together has had on my concept of pastoral ministry. And maybe no sentence has ever impacted my work more than Bonhoeffer’s, “God hates visionary dreaming.”

I’m honored to have been able to share more about this passage in a recent article on Christianity Today Pastors.


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