On September 17, the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society is sponsoring a field trip to historical sites in Gettysburg, PA, featuring discussion of the Civil War from an Anabaptist perspective. The tour will be led by Kevin Lay, a Brethren in…read more
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.
In August 1957, the Mennonite World Conference Assembly was held in Karlsruhe, Germany. At least three Brethren in Christ attended: Charlie B. Byers, Sr., C. N. Hostetter, Jr., and E. J. Swalm. Before the assembly, Bishop Swalm toured the Holy…read more
Short reflections on the recent Brethren in Christ Theological Study Group gathering on Brethren in Christ theological identity.
My former student sharing her research on the history of the Brethren in Christ peace position yet again!
Today’s Photo Friday post offers a snapshot of an uncommon sight: megachurch-style worship at a gathering of Anabaptist-minded Christians from many denominations!
Here’s a short introduction to Anabaptism, courtesy of Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church senior pastor Josh Crain.
A few Brethren in Christ-related links that caught my attention over the past weeks.
More follow up on Christians, nationalism, and celebrating “Independence Day” — this time from a decidedly Evangelical perspective.
In the spirit of extending yesterday’s conversation about the tension of being American and confessing Anabaptism — especially on national holidays — here’s a roundup of articles on the topic.
Some thoughts on my antipathy about celebrating American independence on July 4th.
A report on Messiah College senior Brooke Strayer’s presentation on the trajectory of the Brethren in Christ peace position in the 20th century.
Today’s Photo Friday excerpt focuses on Brethren in Christ Ronald J. Sider’s historic 1984 speech to Mennonite World Conference and his call to imagine an Anabaptist “alternative to the sword.”
Today’s Photo Friday takes a look at a pivotal moment in the history of Messiah College, a school started by the Brethren in Christ Church.
Today’s Photo Friday installment highlights a seminal event in Anabaptist history: a 1961 dialogue between Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders and Billy Graham.