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: April 2009
JUST A FEW WEEKS AGO, evangelicals were a dying breeed. Now, evangelicals hold edge in recruiting new members.
IF YOU’RE TEMPTED TO COMPARE and contrast your own local pastor to, say, Schuller, Swindoll, MacArthur, or whomever is current in the media pastoral scene, read this.
Yielding to Ideology Over Science: Why don’t environmentalists celebrate modern farming on Earth Day?
BRETHREN REVIVAL FELLOWSHIP HAS RELEASED the latest volume in the Brethren New Testament Commentary series, on 1 & 2 Peter, by J. Eric Brubaker. The Brethren New Testament Commentary series aims to give a readable explanation of the New Testament … Continue reading
The Church of the Brethren began as a visible effort to reconstitute the faith and practice of the early Christian church. To this end, the early Brethren practiced trine immersion (Matthew 28:19), greeted one another with the holy kiss (Romans … Continue reading
I WOULDN’T SAY I DIDN’T SEE IT COMING: Rick Warren disavows support for California Proposition 8, which says that marriage is between a man and a woman. Dr. Jim Garlow, the senior pastor of Skyline Wesleyan Church in the San Diego suburb … Continue reading
GOD STILL ISN’T DEAD: The decline of religion in America has been predicted again and again. Betting against American religion has always proved to be a fool’s game. In 1880, Robert Ingersoll, the leading atheist of his day, claimed that … Continue reading
THE FUTURE OF MARRIAGE: Both as a social institution and as a public policy, marriage exists to foster connections between heterosexual sex and the rearing of children within stable households. It is a non-coercive way to channel (heterosexual) desire into … Continue reading
Service through BVS/BRF August 16-26, 2009 Brethren Service Center New Windsor, Maryland Orientation Unit Leadership Earl and Barbara Eby The purpose for this unit is to offer Brethren Volunteer Service orientation in a context where conservative evangelical Christian beliefs are … Continue reading
BRETHREN REVIVAL FELLOWSHIP HAS RELEASED the latest volume in the Brethren New Testament Commentary series, on the Gospel of John. The Brethren New Testament Commentary series aims to give a readable explanation of the New Testament text, with loyalty to … Continue reading
DAVID FISCHLER POINTS OUT that a national United Methodist board has called for the destruction of Israel.
MATTHEW J. FRANCK: “The Supreme Court of Iowa’s decision to redefine marriage abandons reason and replaces it with feelings as the standard of public consensus.” Andrew McCarthy has more on the Iowa decision. A society’s capacity to manage faction determines … Continue reading
TRINITY FELLOWSHIP CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, near Waynesboro, PA, is having a Family Life Conference with Bro. Paul Shirk of the Pleasant Hill Church of the Brethren as the speaker, tonight and tomorrow. Tonight, 7:30 PM. Tomorrow, 10:30 AM & … Continue reading
SO, THE IOWA SUPREME COURT “GIVES” people a “right” that they already had. Am I missing something here? Everyone of legal age has the right to marry, in every state.
CONSERVATIVE CONGREGATIONS FACE complicated issues as more and more decide to leave liberal denominations. The situation in the Church of the Brethren is uneven; some districts are fairly easy to negotiate with, while others seem fairly hardnosed, even when the … Continue reading