Thanks to John and Mary Ebersole for the photograph and the information about it. John grew up in Palmyra, Pennsylvania; he and Mary now live in Akron, PA, and attend the Speedwell Heights Brethren in Christ Church Jacob and Annie…read more
Tag: Appearance & Dress
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…read more
An essay in the latest IN PART magazine offers a first-person account of the Brethren in Christ Church’s midcentury cultural transformation.
More about Dwight D. Eisenhower’s childhood in the River Brethren community of central Kansas.
Today’s Photo Friday observes the 45th anniversary of The Gospel Tide Radio Hour, an innovative, high-tech evangelistic endeavor launched by the then-plain Brethren in Christ in the 1940s.
A story of how one plain-dressed Brethren in Christ woman provided for her family and community in the midst of the Great Depression.
Today’s Photo Friday installment highlights one journalist’s description of Ontario Bible School — and the plain-clothed Brethren in Christ young people who study there.
I wish I knew exactly what was happening in today’s Photo Friday installment!
In an 1964 interview conducted by the Dwight D. Eisenhower Presidential Library and Archives, Ray I. Witter — bishop in the mid-century Brethren in Christ Church and cousin to President Dwight D. Eisenhower — describes his church, his memories of…read more
Today’s Photo Friday installment showcases the church of my youth, the Carlisle (Pa.) Brethren in Christ congregation, as it prepared for expansion.
Today’s Photo Friday installment celebrates the commitment to community evidenced by former members of the Dallas Center Brethren in Christ Church in Iowa.
Today’s Photo Friday installment explores a relatively under-studied corner of the Brethren in Christ missionary endeavor — the church in Japan — and the way North American missionaries handled the question of “plain dress” in their early ministry.
Today’s Photo Friday shows a slice-of-life shot of the Abilene Brethren in Christ Church, the congregation where future President Dwight Eisenhower attended Sunday school.
Alma Engle, the oldest member of the Lancaster Brethren in Christ Church and the congregation’s first woman deacon, celebrates her 100th birthday today.
Church historian E. Morris Sider describes a mid-century meeting of Brethren in Christ leaders that served as “a catalyst for change” in the conservative fellowship.