Here’s a taste of Nancy’s article:
Many of us subsist on a historical menu for contemporary faith communities that reads: Nero and Constantine: bad; Book of Acts and Menno Simons: good. But I propose that deeper and wiser knowing about the past of the broad Christian movement—and about how Mennonite communities fit, and sometimes don’t, within that movement—is essential for our perseverance and growth in faithful witness today. . . .
Learning to follow Christ in life is thus enriched as we learn about people who also have committed themselves to do so throughout the centuries and across the globe. If we want to know who we are, we need to know who our ancestors in faith were, because they are our family, and in their choices we may see the patterns we also choose to trace.
Nancy’s article offers plenty for Christians to think about. Read the rest of the piece here.
Readers: Why do you think it’s important to study church history in general, and Brethren in Christ history in particular? Share your thoughts in the Comments section!