David Cramer brings “Anabaptist Revisions” to the Patheos Blogosphere

I can't think of a better person to blog about Anabaptist issues than David Cramer. I first got to know David when we worked together on editing a collection of essays about the complicated historical and theological intersection of Anabaptists and evangelicals (The Activist Impulse, 2014). Since that time, David has gone on to earn …

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Evangelicals, Anabaptists, Depression, and Christian Rock: The Hermeneutic Circle’s Top Ten posts of 2018

This past July I dusted off the Hermeneutic Circle and vowed to get back into blogging -- at least once a week. So how did I do? Well, things certainly dwindled off here at the end of the year. So I guess I know what my New Year's resolution will be! But even with the …

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What’s in a Name? Branding and Outsider Church Traditions

Last month I had the privilege of helping to organize the Sixth Brethren World Assembly, which was held in Winona Lake, IN. This is a conference that seeks to bring together the seven largest denominations that have ties to the 18th century German Pietist group known as the New Anabaptists (Neue Täufer), which was founded …

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Anabaptist Critiques of Evangelicals and Religious Freedom

We continue to hear a lot about religious freedom from the Trump administration and conservative evangelicals these days. As we know, the issues have ranged from wedding cakes to contraceptives. In the last few weeks, Republicans have even moved to export their religious freedom efforts around the world. Evangelicals believe they wage these battles in …

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Moravians, peace ethics, and bridal mysticism

How's that for an interesting grouping of topics? As The Hermeneutic Circle continues to get retooled, I am taking some time this week to review some of my guest posts over at The Pietist Schoolman. I've enjoyed revisiting some of the topics I wrote about there and I continue to be grateful to Chris Gehrz …

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