I’m in Roxbury, Pennsylvania, today, to attend a few sessions at the annual Roxbury Holiness Camp meeting.
This is only my second time attending Roxbury Camp, one of the longest-lasting Brethren in Christ gatherings in the U.S. The camp meeting began in 1935, during the heyday of such events in conservative Protestant Christianity.
The Brethren in Christ were not unique in their launching of a camp meeting, but the establishment of the annual event was historic for the Brethren in Christ, as it represented the whole community’s mutual acceptance of the doctrine of second-work holiness, which was the hallmark of other camp meetings.
Today, I attended the morning “worship and testimony” service in the Roxbury tabernacle (pictured above), with Ken Hoke — current bishop of the Susquehanna Conference, and my former pastor at Carlisle Brethren in Christ Church — as the speaker.
This afternoon, I’ll be attending one of several workshops being offered at this year’s meeting.