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: October 2007
I ATTENDED the Symphony of the Lakes performance on Friday evening (rather unplanned). What a treasure this organization is for northcentral Indiana. I also visited a bit with friend of Dunker Journal, Terry White, of the Fellowship of Grace Brethren … Continue reading
Come walk with us News from Jim and Pam Hardenbrook for October 15-31, 2007 Homes that have hosted us We thank the following people who hosted us in their homes during the past couple of weeks. Jay Hardenbrook and Amy … Continue reading
DAVID MOHLER ASKS Here we are in the twenty-first century, and the Church apparently does not know what it believes! Do you mean that in less than a few hundred years after Christ, things like the the doctrine of the … Continue reading
HERE’S A SCHWARZENAU DESCENDED new fellowship of Brethren. Here’s more information from Wikipedia on the group.
THE MIDWAY CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 13 Evergreen Road, Lebanon, PA will have revival services from October 21 to October 24. Bro. Mark Baliles, of the Indian Creek Church of the Brethren, is the evangelist. Bro. Charles Ilyes and Bro. … Continue reading
LOOKING THROUGH SOME OF MY OLD MATERIALS, I came across my M.Div. thesis from 1990. The subject was the plural nonsalaried ministry in the Church of the Brethren. I noted then–and doubting that there has been much change–that the membership … Continue reading
THE EPHRATA CLOISTER WILL MARK 275 years with a special ceremony and interactive tours. Launching a weekend of unique tours, the Ephrata Cloister will host a commemorative ceremony and press conference at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, to mark … Continue reading
THE BERMUDIAN CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 279 Bermudian Church Road, East Berlin, PA (Southern PA District) will hold its Fall Revival October 21-24, with guest evangelist, Robert Kettering, pastor of the Lititz Church of the Brethren (Atlantic Northeast District). Sunday … Continue reading
MUSLIMS THREATEN TO ATTACK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN. MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, October 10 (Compass Direct News)– Militant Islamists in this city in the northern state of Borno have sent three letters to a church warning that members would be attacked in … Continue reading
WHEN FOLKS SAY that they want the church to be “culturally relevant,” how is that different from what Harry Emerson Fosdick and Henry VanDyke of the old liberal school of the 1920s wanted? I hear some about reaching those outside … Continue reading
SOME OF OUR READERS WILL HAVE ALREADY EXPERIENCED fall communion. For those who have not (and really, for all of us) the following from the Directory of Public Worship is good counsel. It is my solemn duty to warn the … Continue reading
During the past few years, we have noticed a slowing down of the trend away from simple loyalty to God’s Word. It seems more Brethren are reaching the conclusion that there is a limit to the ways we can interpret … Continue reading
RAY HILEMAN, pastor of Miami First Church of the Brethren, Miami, Florida, reports: This weekend is our District Conference for Atlantic Southeast at the St. Petersburg Church of the Brethren. Tomorrow, Brothers Wayne Sutton, Ludovic St. Fleur, and I will … Continue reading
THE GREENMOUNT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4881 Greenmount Road, Harrisonburg, VA, will hold revival services, October 14-17, with Bro. James F. Myer as the evangelist. Bro. Ken Dolan is the pastor. Greenmount is the church building where the “Greenmount Meeting” … Continue reading
HERE’S A LOOK AT the “Friends of Mahmoud: The Iranian president gets a warm reception from the religious left.” the church officials are fascinated and perplexed by the chief of Iran’s Islamist police state. Unlike most of them, he has … Continue reading
THE BRISTOLVILLE, OHIO, Church of the Brethren will have revival services October 14-17. Ted Tate from the Painesville Church of the Brethren is guest speaker. Bro. Fred Keener is the pastor. Thanks to Alert Reader Gale Ebie for the information.
“A TOUR OF THE CAMP MACK MURALS” is the title for a program to be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 19 at the Brookside Community Hall (next door to the Brethren Heritage Center) at the Brookside Shopping Center, … Continue reading
IF SOMEONE WONDERS WHY, in the most recent BRF Witness, I refer to the Church as an “her”–the answer is, because the Bible does. It’s interesting, too, that some refer to “BRF strategies.” Hmmm. As far as I’m concerned, I’m … Continue reading
BRETHREN COLLEGE ENROLLMENT SWELLS. U.S. News and World Report named the college to its list in the top baccalaureate colleges in the Midwest, and the Princeton Review also recognized the school by naming it one of the Midwest’s best colleges.
OUR SYMPATHIES GO TO JIM & FAYE MYER. Faye’s father, Parke Heller, died today after having suffered a heart attack 6 weeks ago. He was 92.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE MODERATOR JIM BECKWITH REFLECTS on his recent meeting with the President of Iran, Mr. Ahmadinejad. Answers were not presented in a direct yes-no manner, Beckwith said, adding he has been told that is common in the Middle-Eastern culture. … Continue reading
JIM & PAM HARDENBROOK’S SCHEDULE BELOW has been updated to include engagements on Tuesday, October 9, in the Lancaster County, PA, area. They are October 9 Brethren Village — 2:00 pm Lititz Church of the Brethren — 7:00 pm
News from Jim and Pam Hardenbrook for October 2007 Hardenbrooks on the road We left Nampa, Idaho on Sunday afternoon, September 30, to head east on our three-to-four-month-long “road trip.” During these months we will present the Sudan Initiative to … Continue reading