Evangelical writers: Trump is a ‘spiritual danger’

Jul 13, 2020 by and

You’ve probably heard of the white evangelicals who have backed President Donald Trump since he launched his campaign for president. Their story is well known to political analysts and average Americans...

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Kriss: Claiming a truer evangelical faith

Feb 24, 2020 by

True evangelical faith does not lie dormant. It has become all things to all people. — Menno Simons Sometime in the 1980s I came to understand myself as an evangelical. I believe there is good news to the...

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Bound by love

Aug 8, 2019 by

When the lawyer finally got face time with Jesus, he poured out what was heaviest on his heart, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” He groped for a guarantee. He wanted a divine will and...

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Evana’s new leader looks for growth, collaboration

Jan 28, 2019 by and

Evana Network’s next executive director foresees the group broadening its tent and continuing a conversation among Mennonites and like-minded Anabap­tists about how to collaborate. The evangelical...

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Truly evangelical

Jan 15, 2018 by

I appreciated your editorial, “True Evangelical Faith” (Jan. 1), but I wonder if your readers understand the difference between modern evangelical faith and true evangelical faith as understood by Menno...

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True evangelical faith

Jan 1, 2018 by

The most important religion story of 2017, according to the Religion News Association, was “Trumpvangelicals.” Until a couple of years ago, no one could have imagined such a discordant blend. Yet now the...

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Evangelical Mennonite group looks west

Oct 3, 2016 by and

An alliance of congregations centered mostly in southeastern Pennsylvania is making an effort to expand its geographic scope by holding its biennial conference in Oklahoma. The Alliance of Mennonite...

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Small Canadian conference puts ‘Christian’ first

May 4, 2015 by and

The Chortitzer Mennonite Conference, with 10 congregations in western Canada, has chosen a simpler name. At their annual meeting in Steinbach, Man., on April 18, delegates voted to be called Christian...

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With a name and leaders, Evana group moves ahead

Apr 20, 2015 by and

Evana Network will be the name of a new Anabaptist group of churches set to launch in September. Evana announced its name — a combination of “evangelical” and “Anabaptist” — along with a...

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Opinion: Biblical and better way

Oct 27, 2014 by and

Theologically conservative Christians are widely perceived as hostile to gays. And it is largely our own fault. Many of us have actually been homophobic. Most of us tolerated gay bashers. We did not deal...

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Anabaptists consider role in post-Christian culture

Oct 6, 2014 by and

CARLISLE, Pa. — A few hundred Anabaptists were told to raise their hands as they sang from Psalms, “lift up your hands and praise the Lord.” Most did not. To one of the worshipers, the disconnect between...

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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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Do Old Order groups follow culture over Christ?

Feb 17, 2014 by

Jesus once told this (very paraphrased!) parable to modern day Mennonites: Two believers went to church to pray, one a modern Mennonite evangelical and the other a member of an Old Order group. The...

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