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 2010
JUST HEARD that Peter Marshall, Jr., author of The Light and the Glory, died on September 8. I met him when he came to our area for a community session arranged by our local ministerial association. He was 70 years … Continue reading
MERE ORTHODOXY INTERVIEWS Craig Carter, author of Rethinking Christ and Culture: A Post-Christendom Perspective. Very interesting.
Bro. David Stiles has a review of the hearing.
QUOTED by Dan Phillips: “If you can’t preach the same Gospel in the mansions of Beverly Hills or the trenches of Vietnam, you aren’t preaching the real Gospel. The Gospel is trans-cultural, trans-temporal, and trans-situational.”
From the Hollidaysburg hearing last night, it is reported that the majority were in favor of retaining the 1983 paper. One group of over 20 people all agreed with the 1983 paper.
About 430 persons attended the District Hearing at the Lititz Church of the Brethren (Atlantic Northeast District) last week. Likely 90 percent favored keeping the 1983 paper, and many proposed placing a moratorium on bringing the issue to Annual Conference. … Continue reading
I am interested in the Church of the Brethren being a “New Testament Church.” That is, the entire New Testament is our rule of faith (what we believe) and practice (what we do). The distinction between the words of Jesus … Continue reading
MALARIA DEATHS IN INDIA 10 times as many as thought. Maybe indicates a need for, oh, I don’t know, DDT?
About 60 persons attended the Northern Indiana District Hearing at Agape Church of the Brethren in Fort Wayne, IN, on Thursday, October 14, 2010. This was more than the roughly 40 that attended the first N. Ind. District Hearing at … Continue reading
Here are the stated positions on homosexuality as affirmed by District Conferences and District Boards. The Districts with specific statements augmenting the 1983 paper (below), as well as the Southern Pennsylvania (conservative) and the Northern Ohio District (strongly evangelical) account … Continue reading
ANDRÉE SEU’S Tragic Mistake on the Gospel of Glenn Beck. Also, Marvin Olasky on Beckoning Christians: TV personality Glenn Beck is not the problem, but his religious syncretism is.
[From BRF Witness, Volume 45, Number 5.] In 1983 at the Church of the Brethren Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, the Church issued a Statement on Human Sexuality from a Christian Perspective. Most of the Statement addresses human sexuality on … Continue reading
SOME SAY WE SHOULD READ the whole 1983 Statement on Human Sexuality. I agree. Here are some portions that are sometimes overlooked. …It is in union with a sexual opposite that male and female find fulfillment as persons and identity … Continue reading
How do we minister to liars, adulterers, murderers, etc., in our churches? By preaching the Gospel. I don’t see why homosexuals need to have a specialized ministry that no other group of sinners needs. I’ve not seen a ministry or … Continue reading
Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality (note below), nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor … Continue reading
Originals: Letter of Deepest Concern 1, Letter of Deepest Concern 2, Letter of Deepest Concern 3 (all in PDF Format). Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren Standing Committee Delegates: Larry M. Dentler & John A. Shelly (letter was approved … Continue reading
HERE’S A POSITIVE REVIEW of Atlantic Northeast District Executive Craig Smith’s book, Every Monday. Previews are available on Google.
MORE OCTOBER REVIVALS: Pipe Creek Church of the Brethren, 26 Pipe Creek Road, Union Bridge, Maryland, will hold spiritual renewal services through Tuesday. Services will begin with gathering music at 6:45 p.m. Monday and Tuesday evenings. The speaker will be … Continue reading
AL MOHLER FOLLOWS UP on his comments about Christians and yoga. I have heard from a myriad of Christians who insist that their practice of yoga involves absolutely no meditation, no spiritual direction, no inward concentration, and no thought element. … Continue reading
DORIS HIGH HAS PHOTOS from the recent Brethren Disaster Relief Auction in Lebanon, PA. Doris is from the White Oak Congregation.
THE DISTRICT HEARINGS ON HOMOSEXUALITY are now going on. Please go and let your voice be counted. In some Districts, at one hearing it was 90-95% for Biblical morality and to affirm or strengthen the 1983 Annual Conference statement, and … Continue reading
REVIVALS COMING UP IN OCTOBER: Center Church of the Brethren, 1243 County Line Rd. Champion, Pennsylvania (Western Pennsylvania District), will have revival services on October 6-8, at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Tom Singo, of Ohio, the former pastor of the … Continue reading