Category Archives: Photo Friday

Photo Friday: Planting a Church in the Suburbs

Today’s Photo Friday depicts an understudied — yet vitally important — aspect of Brethren in Christ religious life in the 1960s and 1970s: the Church Growth movement.
In the early 1960s, the Brethren in Christ planted the Skyline View congregation in suburban Harrisburg, Pa., using methods gleaned from the Evangelical Church Growth movement. This photo, from the groundbreaking, depicts a formerly "plain people" in the midst of a cultural transformation. (Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Anabaptist Megachurch Worship?

Today’s Photo Friday post offers a snapshot of an uncommon sight: megachurch-style worship at a gathering of Anabaptist-minded Christians from many denominations!
A blurry picture of the megachurch-style worship happening at the Church and Post-Christian Culture conference, a gathering of Anabaptist-minded folks and sponsored by Missio Alliance. Continue reading

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Photo Friday: A Teacher and a Scholar

Today’s Photo Friday offers another preview of my forthcoming biography of Brethren in Christ theologian and church historian Luke L. Keefer Jr.
Luke L. Keefer Jr. teaches a course at Ashland Theological Seminary, the institution at which this Brethren in Christ theologian and church historian spent the majority of his career. (Courtesy of ATS) Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Brethren in Christ in the Pacific Northwest

Today’s Photo Friday highlights the origins of the first Brethren in Christ congregation in the Pacific Northwest.
The Redwood Country Church -- the first Brethren in Christ congregation established in the Pacific Northwest -- circa 1948. Courtesy of Mark Chamberlain. Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Building Messiah Village

Today’s Photo Friday post showcases two building projects undertaken to house present-day Messiah Village — one in Harrisburg, and the other in Mechanicsburg.
Two photos of Messiah Village under construction. At top, Messiah Home being built along Paxton Street in Harrisburg, Pa., in 1935; at bottom, Messiah Village being built in Mechanicsburg, Pa., in 1978. (Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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Photo Friday: A General Conference in the Birthplace of the Brethren in Christ

On the eve of the 2014 General Conference of the Brethren in Christ (U.S.) gathering in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, today’s Photo Friday showcases an image of the last General Conference held in Lancaster County.
A session at the Brethren in Christ General Conference of 1946, held at the Cross Roads Church in Mt. Joy, Pennsylvania. (Brethren in Christ HIstorical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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Photo Friday: The Beginnings of the Chino Church

Today’s Photo Friday installment considers some early images of the Chino Brethren in Christ Church, a 100-year-old congregation in Southern California’s Inland Empire region.
The earliest meeting space for the Chino Brethren in Christ congregation: a converted schoolhouse that had formerly housed an interdenominational Sunday school program (Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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