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: May 2007
ONETIME ORDAINED BRETHREN MINISTER GIVES an “Axis of Evil” update, in the premier paper of the nation’s capital. Elizabethtown College has honored Lefever by establishing the Visiting Fellow in Ethics and Culture. He is an alumnus of the Class of … Continue reading
FAITH AND TOGETHERNESS YIELD successful conference. There are several photos in this article on the recent Old German Baptist Brethren Annual Meeting.
THE CREATION MUSEUM HAS OPENED in suburban Cincinnati. Not without, it should be noted, protests from the usual suspects. And the controversy is largely engineered by the other side. It’s also worth noting, that among other things in the Bible, … Continue reading
INTERESTING: The left prides itself on, and frequently boasts of, its superior appreciation of the complexity and depth of moral and political life. But political debate in America today tells a different story. Would this also apply with church circles?
MARK DEVER HAS PHOTOS of some really large baptistries from ancient times, indicating that infant baptism is a rather late novelty in the church. [HT: Challies]
ANDREE SEU SAYS “YES” to the Christian headcovering over at World magazine. I read in 1 Corinthians 11 that the woman’s head is to be covered in worship. The modern Christian consensus tells me that is a relative and obsolete … Continue reading
AN ALERT READER E-MAILS: As far as the COB losing members due to the BRF–I would instantly leave the COB if the BRF, or equivalent, did not exist. And I would have recommended that our congregation remove itself from the … Continue reading
HERE ARE PHOTOS of the tentraising this morning at the Old German Baptist Brethren annual meeting site, near Rossville, Indiana. Tent in background is the Dining Tent which was raised at 7:00 am. Council Tent is laid out on the … Continue reading
FRIEND OF DUNKER JOURNAL, Terry White, who directs the work of Brethren Missionary Herald in Winona Lake, will be off to Africa.
ROBERT EDGAR IS RESIGNING as head of the National Council of Churches (that nobody goes to anymore). Jim Berkley has comments.
I USED THE TERM “HOMOSEX” in some posts below, as it is what the foremost Bible scholar on the subject, Robert Gagnon, uses. At his website, he explains, Why use the word “homosex”? The term homosex is now in use … Continue reading
ON FURTHER REFLECTION, it appears that the “Unofficial Brethren Position Paper” is a direct criticism of the Moderators, Standing Committees, and Annual Conferences of the past ten years or so. Most of the signers come from the 1970s and 1980s, … Continue reading
APPARENTLY, by some lights, I need to be 80 years old, go to Manchester College, and jump from church to church as pastor, before being qualified to comment on the activities of the Church of the Brethren. I mistakenly thought … Continue reading
GOD, IN HIS GOOD PROVIDENCE, ALLOWED Phil Johnson to post On Controversy in the Church. I am well aware that widespread objection arises at the present time. Let us above all, men say, have no controversy in the Church; let … Continue reading
FORMER MODERATOR DAVID WINE, on the authority of Annual Conference: …let’s remember that Annual Conference is the highest and final level of authority in the Church of the Brethren. It is the representative, legislative body with authority to determine polity, … Continue reading
HERE ARE the former Annual Conference moderators who did not sign on to the “Unofficial Brethren Position Paper” on covenantal relationships. This list may be incomplete. Charles Bieber 1977 Paul Hoffman 1983 James F. Myer 1985 Phillip C. Stone 1991 … Continue reading
ON EARTH PEACE ISN’T a neutral party when it comes to the homosex agenda. OEP is leading an Insight session for the Brethren Mennonite Council for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered Interests, Voices for an Open Spirit, and the Womaens … Continue reading
WHEN IT COMES to the list of past Annual Conference moderators below, how many, would you think, would have been elected had they been front and center with their pro-homosex ideas back in the day?
MESSIAH REVEALED: Shortly before he died, one of Israel’s most prominent rabbis wrote the name of the Messiah on a small note which he requested would remain sealed until now… [via Challies]
HOW DID a nation move from cricket and fish-and-chips to burkas and shoe-bombers in a single generation?
UPDATE: The “Unofficial Brethren Position Paper” is up. “BIG NAMES” in former denominational leadership in the Church of the Brethren, spearheaded by Earle Fike, Jr., Elaine Sollenberger, William Eberly, and Jim Lehman, are seeking to influence the Standing Committee. The … Continue reading