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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