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Are You Reading Anabaptist Historians?

If you’re interested in the history, heritage, or current life of the Anabaptist tradition — of which the Brethren in Christ Church is a part — you should be reading Anabaptist Historians, a new group blog seeking to “share cutting-edge scholarship with a broad readership and to foster debates bearing on...read more

Photo Friday

by Harriet Sider Bicksler This postcard is another item I recently found in the suitcase of old photos from my parents. It is addressed to my great-grandfather, John Sider, and dated November 1, 1910. There is nothing identifying the person on the horse, but I suppose it could be my...read more

Fiftieth Anniversary of Closing of Upland College Marked

Thanks to Jon Stuckey, director of development at Messiah College, for this guest post. On November 8, 2015, over 120 Upland College and Messiah College alumni gathered in Rancho Cucamonga, California, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the closing of Upland College. Several alumni participated in the evening’s program. Upland College...read more

Two New Books Published

This month, the Historical Society published two new books: Celebrations and Convictions: Honoring the Life and Legacy of Luke L. Keefer, Jr., edited by J. Robert Douglass and Wyndy Corbin Reuschling, and Living, Simply, Giving Generously: A Biography of David and Jeannie Byer, by E. Morris Sider. As you can...read more

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Profiling the World’s Anabaptists

Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders from around the world gathered at Elizabethtown College in central Pennsylvania to celebrate the completion of a multi-year research project -- a study of 24 Anabaptist groups from around the globe....read more