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A Great Evening with Some Young Historians

Here’s a recap of this week’s “What Young Historians Are Thinking” event.
If you're hanging out with young historians, you have to take a selfie. Participants from left to right: Ted Maust, Joel Nofziger (from Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society), Moira Mackay, Brooke Strayer, and me Continue reading

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Thoughts on the “Church and Post-Christian Culture” Conference (Part 1)

Some reflections on the recent “Church and Post-Christian Culture” conference, which brought together Anabaptists and Evangelicals to discuss mission and ministry in a “post-Christian” America.
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Some More Thoughts on Being American and Anabaptist

In the spirit of extending yesterday’s conversation about the tension of being American and confessing Anabaptism — especially on national holidays — here’s a roundup of articles on the topic.
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On the Road This Summer and Fall

It’s shaping up to be a busy summer and fall 2014 here at The Search for Piety and Obedience
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Photo Friday: Imagining “An Alternative to the Sword”

Today’s Photo Friday excerpt focuses on Brethren in Christ Ronald J. Sider’s historic 1984 speech to Mennonite World Conference and his call to imagine an Anabaptist “alternative to the sword.”
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Photo Friday: Billy Graham’s “99% Agreement” with Anabaptist Nonresistance

Today’s Photo Friday installment highlights a seminal event in Anabaptist history: a 1961 dialogue between Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders and Billy Graham.
In this photo from the Evangelical Visitor, Billy Graham (third from left) meets with representatives of the Mennonite Church Continue reading

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Photo Friday: “Faithful Unto Death”

Today’s Photo Friday considers one of the best-known Anabaptist martyr stories: that of Dirk Willems, a 16th-century Dutch Mennonite who was executed after rescuing his captor and torturer from certain death.
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