Why should we pay attention to the Reformation anniversary?

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

2017 is the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 theses on the doors of the churches in the city of Wittenberg, Germany, including the All Saints Church.

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Confessions of a “Naked Anabaptist”

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Stuart Murray in his book, The Naked Anabaptist, suggests that many Anabaptists around the world are part of traditions we wouldn’t readily associate with Anabaptism. According to Murray, they practice a stripped down or “naked” form of Anabaptism

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Navigating the waters

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Since the 1970s, Mennonite Brethren have claimed the unusual title of evangelical Anabaptists. Through the decades, we’ve found ways to blend two broad theological streams into one current of church ministry and life.

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A guided tour of the currents

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

How the MB Herald shaped our attitudes about evangelical Anabaptism Many MBs understand “Anabaptist” and “evangelical” as overlapping categories, like two circles in a Venn diagram. Both bodies…

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Charting a course

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The reasons for claiming an Anabaptist identity have varied over time: in Russia, early Mennonite Brethren leaders were quick to claim continuity with the Mennonite-Anabaptist tradition, at least in part, to insure they didn’t jeopardize their legal status as Mennonites.

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Rethinking Anabaptist assumptions

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The first church that had to endure me as pastor was a gracious lot. I was 23 years old, idealistic, and sure my convictions were right. I had been raised in a Mennonite church, steeped like grandma’s canned cinnamon crab apples (don’t knock ‘em till you’ve tried ‘em!) in a particular brand of Anabaptism and unaware how much I had to unlearn.

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Read the label: We are evangelical Anabaptists

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There’s a growing surge of interest in defining who we are as a denomination – in what we believe and what the implications of those core beliefs are. This is a healthy exercise, even though it makes us uncomfortable at times. We often prefer ignorance to clarity, as ignorance can create an aura of unity, while clarity may open the door for disagreement.

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My top 5 evangelical Anabaptist resources

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

David Wiebe and Bruce Guenther share their favorite book picks for literature on Anabaptism, Evangelicalism and Evangelical-Anabaptists

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The MB genome project

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Imagine the Mennonite Brethren denomination as the adult daughter (“MB”) of two parents: “Anabaptist” and “evangelical.” The daughter sometimes recalls her parents’ marriage as one long-running conflict.

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Evangelicalism: “growth without depth”

Friday, December 15, 2006

Do Mennonites really belong? Asked to evaluate the immense growth of the evangelical church worldwide, John Stott had a three-word answer: “growth without depth.” The elder Christian statesman,…

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