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 2010
VIRGINIA POSTREL SAYS there’s No Free Locavore Lunch. The locavore ideal is a world without trade, not only beyond national borders but even from the next state: no Florida oranges in Colorado or California grapes in New Mexico, no Vidalia … Continue reading
JAMES MYER’S REFLECTIONS on the 2010 Annual Conference is on the BRF website. BRF is committed to continue to stand for clear biblical truth. But we need your help, perhaps more than ever, to show up at the District Hearings … Continue reading
THIS IS well-said: [E]vangelicals should spend less energy desperately seeking new ways to be hip and trendy, and invest far more of our time and resources in the work of proclaiming and defending the gospel. After all, when we call … Continue reading
TEXTING AND DRIVING May Not Lead To More Crashes, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. That’s right, the auto insurance industry doesn’t believe that texting and driving is any worse than other distracted driving. For example, when women … Continue reading
MORE UPCOMING REVIVAL SERVICES: New Hope Church of the Brethren, 2007 New Hope Road, Stuart, Virginia (Patrick County), Sunday – Wednesday, September 26-29, with Bro. Tim Harvey, of Roanoke Central Church of the Brethren, preaching.
I HEAR folks bewail that the Church of the Brethren has so many small congregations. It is true. However, we are not alone. According to this report from the Presbyterian Church (USA), their median congregational membership is 97 (that is, … Continue reading
The Subtle Body — Should Christians Practice Yoga? When Christians practice yoga, they must either deny the reality of what yoga represents or fail to see the contradictions between their Christian commitments and their embrace of yoga. The contradictions are … Continue reading
AT THE NORTHERN INDIANA DISTRICT CONFERENCE this past Saturday, there was some consternation over the District hearings on homosexuality being held “too soon”; that is, in the month of October, because there has not been “sufficient time” to do the … Continue reading
ON THE HOMOSEXUALITY HEARINGS: The Southern Pennsylvania District will hold hearings at the following times and places: Monday, September 17, (Eastern Zone) Bermudian Church of the Brethren, East Berlin, Pennsylvania, 7-9 p.m. Thursday, October 7, (Western Zone), Chambersburg Church of … Continue reading
CURRENT AND UPCOMING REVIVAL SERVICES: Shade Creek (Ridge) Church of the Brethren, 1623 Ridge Road, Hooversville, Pennsylvania, will hold fall revival services at 7 p.m. through Wednesday. Berkey Church of the Brethren, 1038 Church Drive, Windber, Pennsylvania, will have revival … Continue reading
ONE THING OVERLOOKED in the discussions on homosexuality in the Church of the Brethren: Given the history of Annual Conference and District Conference votes on the subject, it would be a major lift for the pro-homosexual proponents to get a … Continue reading
ON THE HOMOSEXUALITY HEARINGS: The Shenandoah District will hold hearings on the following dates: Tuesday, November 2 – 7-9 p.m., Antioch Church, Woodstock, Virginia Tuesday, November 16 – 7-9 p.m., Staunton Church, Staunton, Virginia Tuesday, November 30 – 7-9 p.m., … Continue reading
GEORGE WILL: Buy a hybrid, turn off your air conditioner, unplug your refrigerator, yank your phone charger from the wall socket—such actions will “leave the end result exactly the same.” Someday, all the fossil fuels that used to be in … Continue reading
ON THE HOMOSEXUALITY HEARINGS: Northern Indiana District will hold the hearings on the following dates: October 12, Tuesday 7:00 –9:00 p.m. Creekside CoB, Elkhart, Indiana October 14, Thursday 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Agape CoB, Fort Wayne, Indiana October 17, Sunday … Continue reading
“Here is a man who for some reason refuses the authority of his Bible, but says he will stand by Christ. What Christ?” (G. Campbell Morgan, Preaching, p. 25).
SOCIAL GOSPEL 2.0: still no actual Gospel. The Social Gospel has been tried and it failed because it is no Gospel at all. There is only one Gospel and it both saves sinners from their sins and motivates the saved … Continue reading
HOW Rich People Think. I’d change the title and call it, “How Entrepreneurial People Think.” There’s a lot of thinking in the church that tends towards smallness (of spirit), that parallels these ideas (of middle class thinking). What’s even worse … Continue reading
WHAT’S THIS? In the middle of two wars? Anti-war groups battle for survival. Moe Lane says, everything that ostensibly furthered the growth of the antiwar movement in the first place is still in place—and yet, the movement is withering on … Continue reading
I JUST FOUND OUT, via the Western Pennsylvania District Newsletter, of the promotion to Glory of Dale E. Bowman, back on June 27. Dale pastored the Tire Hill Church of the Brethren back in the early 1980s, and also was … Continue reading
ON THE HOMOSEXUALITY HEARINGS: The Middle Pennsylvania District has announced three hearing sessions: Sept. 23 from 7-9 p.m. at Pine Glen Church of the Brethren in Lewistown, Pa.; Oct. 26 from 7-9 p.m. at Hollidaysburg (Pa.) Church of the Brethren; … Continue reading
SO FAR, the trend has been folks asking for the Brethren New Testament Commentary in PDF format. Any additional suggestions?
THE CASE for Marriage. The emerging elite consensus in favor of same-sex marriage has an element of self-delusion about it. It denies that same-sex marriage would work a radical change in American law or society, insisting to the contrary that … Continue reading
BRF HAS RECEIVED requests that the Brethren New Testament Commentary be issued in electronic format. This has been one of the goals from the start. The question is, “What format should it be?” This may not be as easy as … Continue reading