Tag Archives: Anabaptism

Photo Friday: Recapturing the Religious Roots of Messiah College

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.
Three Messiah College leaders (L to R) -- Trustee Ernest L. Boyer, President Rodney J. Sawatsky, and President D. Ray Hostetter -- at Sawatsky's inauguration in 1994. (Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Billy Graham’s “99% Agreement” with Anabaptist Nonresistance

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.
In this photo from the Evangelical Visitor, Billy Graham (third from left) meets with representatives of the Mennonite Church Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Global Anabaptist Family

Today’s Photo Friday recounts the early participation of the Brethren in Christ in Mennonite World Conference, a global fellowship of Anabaptist churches.
E. J. Swalm stands by bridge Continue reading

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Stories of Costly Discipleship

Introducing a new project on Anabaptism: the Bearing Witness Stories Project
The Bearing Witness Stories Project website Continue reading

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More with Less and the Evangelical-Anabaptist Impulse

The recent Messiah College Schrag Lecturer explains how the “More with Less” cookbook continues to inspire both Anabaptists and Evangelicals today.
More with Less cookbook Continue reading

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Looking to Learn More About Anabaptism?

Then you might want to check out “Anabaptist Faith,” a series of lectures being sponsored by the Spring Senior Life Institute at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster, PA.
The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College Continue reading

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Revisiting Nonconformity

Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote for the current issue of IN PART magazine, describing the Brethren in Christ’s historical and theological approach to the doctrine of nonconformity.
The Spring 2014 issue of IN PART Continue reading

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2014 Schrag Lecture at Messiah College

A recap of the 2014 Schrag Lectures at Messiah College
David R. Swartz Continue reading

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BIC101: The Final Stretch

A quick update on the last full week of my course on Brethren in Christ history and theology.
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BIC101: Reflections on Week #1

Some brief reflections on my first week of teaching a course on Brethren in Christ history and theology.
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