The term "Dunker" refers to an older name for the Brethren, taken from our practice of baptism by trine immersion [that is, baptizing by "dunking" three times under the water].
Monthly Archives: September 2006
THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH of New Zealand upholds Biblical morality for its leadership. The church’s general assembly voted 65 percent to 35 percent to permit the church to train, license, ordain or induct as ministers, persons following the Biblical principle of … Continue reading
I JUST CAME ACROSS this description of the June 4 homecoming service at the Pricetown meetinghouse of the Church of the Brethren. Pricetown is the oldest unaltered meetinghouse of the Brethren. Bro. Ken Leininger, of the Cocalico Congregation, and secretary … Continue reading
HERE IS a collection of BRF articles that could be considered the “membership collection.” These are articles that would be helpful to persons joining or considering joining a local church. Basic Beliefs Within The Church of the Brethren The Three-fold … Continue reading
AS REPORTED in the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgended Concerns [there should be no liberal criticisms of the length of the name of the Church of the Brethren when an organization has that long of a … Continue reading
COMMENTS FROM A READER on the “Together Conversations” materials: So far I have not seen as much NT perspective on “church” as I would desire. My greatest concern is are we going to determine what type of church the COB … Continue reading
THE HEAD OF A ROMAN CATHOLIC COLLEGE HAS QUIT after complaints from pupils that she was too religious. It sounds like she was taking her job, and her faith, seriously.
THE DAWKINS DELUSION. In his opening chapter, [Dawkins] argues that most legitimate scientists–indeed all who really understand the issues at stake–are atheists of one sort or another. Which is why those who hold to “theistic evolution” or any such like … Continue reading
REFLECTIONS on the 2006 Annual Conference are now online. Take a look also at Randy Cosner’s semi-humorous look at missing church.
THE MAIN ARTICLE from the current BRF Witness is now online. It’s titled, Biblical Church Membership.
JUST A REMINDER–Bro. Wilmer Horst is conducting revival/evangelistic meetings at the Upper Conewago Church of the Brethren, on Mummerts Church Road near Abbottstown, Pennsylvania through next Sunday evening.
GEORGE CAREY, in his recent speech, asked why Islam today had become associated with violence. Brian Micklethwait replies: Simple, I’d say. The founder of Islam believed strongly in violence, was himself very good at it, and recommended it enthusiastically to … Continue reading
BE NOT AFRAID, says John Krenson. Rosie O�Donnell recently commented there is more to fear from fundamentalist Christians than from Islamo-Fascist terrorist groups and states. I hope she is looking across the world today. It is the Muslims who respond … Continue reading
BRF HAS ALREADY RECEIVED requests for more copies of the most recent BRF Witness on Biblical Church Membership.
MORE ON THE BRETHREN CARD: When James Myer was moderator of the 1985 Annual Conference, he wanted to include the Brethren Card on the inside cover of the Annual Conference booklet that year. However, that request was denied, with the … Continue reading
JEFF JACOBY WRITES on Muslim Violence: If it weren’t so sickening, it would be farcical: A line in the pope’s speech suggests that Islam has a dark history of violence, and offended Muslims vent their displeasure by howling for his … Continue reading
WHEN IT COMES TO COMPARING subgroups at Annual Conference, it is good to compare “apples to apples.” For example, when compared to other groups–especially ones consistently denied display space and other privileges of Conference: BRF is not a group that … Continue reading
OUR DISTRICT CONFERENCE WAS this weekend. One thing that still confounds me, after attending District Conferences for a couple dozen years, is how people don’t understand that, for any organization based on offerings–churches, Districts, etc.–, a budget is simply a … Continue reading
The BRF has the Brethren Card here. (There’s a link over to the left, as well.) Copies of the Brethren Card are available at no charge from BRF. Just e-mail BRF with your name and address if you want some … Continue reading
MUSLIM LEADERS DEMAND apology for Pope’s ‘medieval’ remarks. “We demand that [the Pope] apologises personally, and not through [Vatican] sources, to all Muslims for such a wrong interpretation.” Muslims calling the Pope’s remarks “medieval”? Doesn’t that recall the pot and … Continue reading
TWO BRETHREN of the BRF Committee will be ministering in separate revival meetings next week (September 17-24, 2006). Bro. Charles Ilyes, pastor of the Midway Church of the Brethren,Lebanon, PA, will be preaching at the Blue River Church of the … Continue reading
GEORGE WILL: When liberals’ presidential nominees consistently fail to carry Kansas, liberals do not rush to read a book titled “What’s the Matter With Liberals’ Nominees?” No, the book they turned into a best-seller is titled “What’s the Matter With … Continue reading
IF YOUR CHURCH IS HAVING REVIVAL SERVICES, please e-mail me, and I’ll try to put up a page with a listing of those, grouped by state or district. One thing I’ve noticed is that in many areas of the Brotherhood, … Continue reading