Tag Archives: Theology

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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Examining Brethren in Christ Theological Identity

Short reflections on the recent Brethren in Christ Theological Study Group gathering on Brethren in Christ theological identity.
National Director Alan Robinson speaks at yesterday morning's Theological Study Group meeting at Messiah Village (Mechanicsburg, Pa.). 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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2014 Sider Institute Conference: “Who’s In? Who’s Out?: Rethinking Church Membership in the 21st Century”

Make plans now to attend this year’s Brethren in Christ Study Conference, sponsored by the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College.
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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.
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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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Read the Earliest Brethren in Christ Confessions of Faith

Read the earliest Brethren in Christ/River Brethren confessions of faith, available now through the Brethren in Christ Historical Library and Archives digital collections.
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Revisiting Nonconformity

Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote for the current issue of IN PART magazine, describing the Brethren in Christ’s historical and theological approach to the doctrine of nonconformity.
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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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BIC101: Field Trip to Ringgold Meeting House

Some brief reflections on today’s field trip to the Ringgold Meeting House, taken as part of my course on Brethren in Christ history and theology.
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