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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.
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Brethren in Christ Scholar Discovers Forgotten Manuscript

This story is too good not to share again! How one Brethren in Christ scholar rediscovered a long-lost document from Zambian history.
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Photo Friday: Flannelgraph on the Mission Field

Children’s ministry visual aids — like flannelgraph — entered into the the Brethren in Christ historical memory through one woman: long-time missionary Pearl (Brehm) Wolgemuth, whose innovative-for-its-time efforts are the subject of today’s Photo Friday post.
Pearl and Howard Wolgemuth stand in the center of a small display area. Pearl is holding a hand puppet shaped like a cat. Behind them are various images of Bible scenes as well as a flannelgraph board. Continue reading

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Brethren in Christ on the World Wide Web

A few Brethren in Christ-related links that caught my attention over the past weeks. Continue reading

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Introducing a New Book of Brethren in Christ Biographies: An Interview with Author Annaruth Osborne

In September 2014, the Brethren in Christ Historical Society will publish a new book of Brethren in Christ biographies. This post — the third in a series — focuses on author Annaruth Osborne and explores her writing about one of the biographee couples, Harvey and Erma (Heise) Sider.
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Photo Friday: Ernest L. Boyer, Educator… and Pastor?

Most readers know Ernest L. Boyer, Sr. as an educational pioneer, Messiah College supporter, and son of the Brethren in Christ Church. But did you also know that he briefly served as a missionary pastor in the 1950s?
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Brethren in Christ on the World Wide Web

A few Brethren in Christ-related links that caught my attention over the past weeks.

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BIC101: Dusting Off the History of Messiah College

Another update on my class on Brethren in Christ history and life at Messiah College
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Photo Friday: The First Matopo Meeting House

Today’s Photo Friday features one of the earliest images depicting Brethren in Christ cross-cultural missionary efforts — and some of the implicit Western cultural assumptions these pioneers carried with them in their work.
One of the earliest images captured by Brethren in Christ missionaries to then-Southern Rhodesia, this picture shows the first Brethren in Christ meeting house built at Matopo Mission in present-day Zimbabwe. (Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives) Continue reading

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Brethren in Christ on the World Wide Web

A few Brethren in Christ-related links that caught my attention over the past weeks.
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