You Might Be an Anabaptist If…

Marty Troyer, a.k.a. the Peace Pastor — one of a handful of contemporary voices shaping Anabaptist identity within a North American context — recently published a quirky little piece in the Houston Chronicle that helps readers “diagnose” whether or not they are Anabaptists.

Here are a few of Troyer’s “signs”:

You might be an Anabaptist if…

1. You see God actively restoring our world.

2. Jesus is the clearest example of what this [restoration] looks look.

3. You see yourself as a Christian because you follow Jesus in this mission in our world.

4. You’re frustrated that your church thinks its a purveyor of religious goods.

5. You recognize how seriously Christendom distorted the gospel.

6. You believe peace is at the heart of the Gospel.

7. You believe you can’t compartmentalize faith.

You can read more about each of these “signs” here.

So how about it, readers — do you, according to these seven signs, qualify as an Anabaptist? Comment below.

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About Devin Manzullo-Thomas

Father to Lucas. Husband to Katie. Prof and administrator at Messiah College. PhD student at Temple University. Member of Grantham BIC.
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One Response to You Might Be an Anabaptist If…

  1. Ben says:

    This reminds me of another (funny yet true) blog post by Kurt Willems back in 2011. http://www.patheos.com/blogs/thepangeablog/2011/06/06/you-might-be-an-evangelical-reject-if/

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