Category Archives: Essays

Messiah College Historians at the 2014 Conference on Faith and History

A few words about the Messiah College contingent that participated in the 2014 Conference on Faith and History.
Messiah College historians at CFH: me, Amanda Mylin (2012 alumna), Brooke Strayer (2014 alumna), and James LaGrand and John Fea (current History Department faculty). (Courtesy of John Fea) Continue reading

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“Will There Ever Be Another Brethren in Christ Hymnal?”

That’s the question to consider for the Brethren in Christ, whose musical style has transformed significantly in the last fifty years.
Hymns for Praise and Worship (1984), the most recent hymnal produced by the Brethren in Christ Church Continue reading

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Born-Again Brethren in Christ: Week #2 & 3 — An Apology and a Methodological Reflection

My second and third updates (since I missed one last week!) as I seek to write a publication-worthy article on the Brethren in Christ and American Evangelicalism.
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Born-Again Brethren in Christ: Week #1 — Some Personal Reflections

My first update as I seek to write a publication-worthy article on the Brethren in Christ and American Evangelicalism.
Can an Evangelical also be an Anabaptists -- and vice versa? Continue reading

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How American Evangelicalism Has Changed Since 1950

Theologian Roger E. Olson reflects on the shifts within Evangelicalism. I try to assess his argument vis-a-vis the Brethren in Christ.
Roger E. Olson Continue reading

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Brethren in Christ Weren’t the Only “Holiness Pacifists” in the Early 20th Century

if you agree that most Brethren in Christ think of our “peace position” as a conviction emerging from our Anabaptist heritage alone, think again: some new books suggest that Holiness and Pentecostal groups might have embraced a peace position, too.
A new book by Jay Beaman and Brian K. Pipkin Continue reading

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The Jesus People and the Brethren in Christ

Some thoughts on the influence of the Jesus People movement on the Brethren in Christ Church.
The Song Folk, a late '60s folk ensemble from Messiah College (Courtesy of The Bridge) Continue reading

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