Myron Augsburger and the Mennonite History of the CCCU

Sep 16, 2015 by

This is the last of a two-part blog series on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities as they decide on a course of action after two Mennonite colleges changed their hiring policies to include...

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Mennonites, evangelicals and the sexuality debate in Christian higher education

Sep 15, 2015 by

This is the first of a two-part blog series on the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities as they decide on a course of action after two Mennonite colleges changed their hiring policies to include...

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Plain people in the midst of cultural transformation

Sep 30, 2014 by

The below photo depicts an understudied — yet vitally important — aspect of Brethren in Christ religious life in the 1960s and 1970s: the Church Growth movement. Church Growth developed as a phenomenon...

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Will there ever be another Brethren in Christ hymnal?

Aug 8, 2014 by

Earlier this year, while teaching a course on Brethren in Christ history and theology at Messiah College in Mechanicsburg, Pa., I worked with Dr. Dwight Thomas to organize a hymn sing on campus. My students...

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MWC commissions hold rare face-to-face meetings

Jul 7, 2014 by and

SCHOORL, Netherlands — Leaders and members of the four Mennonite World Conference commissions met March 19-24 for a time of face-to-face discussion, worship and strategic planning to advance MWC’s...

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Imagining ‘an alternative to the sword’

May 6, 2014 by

During the course I’m teaching at Messiah College, Historical Study of Peace, we’ve focused intently on American peace movements and tracked two different forms of peace activity within Christian...

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Graham’s almost agreement with nonresistance

Apr 9, 2014 by

A seminal event in Anabaptist history happened when, in 1961 dialogue began between Mennonite and Brethren in Christ leaders and Billy Graham — at the time, one of America’s most famous figures and...

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