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: March 2011
Mount Joy Church of the Brethren in Western Pennsylvania District will be holding Revival Services April 10-13, 2011 with Bro. Walter Heisey from Newmanstown, PA. Services begin with the Sunday morning service, April 10 at 10:45 a.m. and continue nightly … Continue reading
Berkey Church of the Brethren, in Western Pennsylvania District, will have Spring Renewal Services, April 10-13, 2011. Morning Worship is at 10:00 a.m. and the services in the evening start at 7:00 p.m. The guest speaker is Pastor Larry Graybill … Continue reading
March 20-27 Cocalico (Atlantic Northeast), Samuel Bucher (Heidelberg COB, ANE) 20-27 Heidelberg (Atlantic Northeast), David Wenger (White Oak COB, ANE) 25 to April 3 White Oak (Atlantic Northeast), Garnet Myers (Trinity COB, S. Pa.) 27 to April 3 Pleasant Hill … Continue reading
UNITED METHODIST PASTOR SUPPOSEDLY DISMISSED for agreeing with Rob Bell’s teaching on hell. However, Brad Greenberg at GetReligion goes deeper into the details. The graphic at GetReligion is priceless!
THIS IS INTERESTING: Pro-gay-marriage billionaires and foundations are behind an organized effort to sow dissent and confusion among Christians on the issues of homosexuality, marriage and family. Christian Community, Inc., a Church of the Brethren-related organization (its President is a … Continue reading
THE NEW Evangelical Virtues. In some parts of the Christian world, these are now embraced as Christian virtue: doubt, opaqueness, and an emphasis on asking rather than answering questions. They sound like the old liberal virtues.
WHY IS Hell forever? …the revolt against God is more serious than we think it is. An insurrection against an infinitely worthy Creator is an infinitely heinous offense.
THE 38th ANNUAL BRETHREN BIBLE INSTITUTE WILL BE July 25-29, 2011 on the campus of Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania. Nine courses will be taught. Continuing Education Units are available for ordained Brethren ministers, and some courses may apply toward District … Continue reading
WE HAVE SEEN All This Before: Rob Bell and the (Re)Emergence of Liberal Theology. The liberals did not set out to destroy Christianity. To the contrary, they were certain that they were rescuing Christianity from itself. Their rescue effort required … Continue reading
GOD IS STILL HOLY and What You Learned in Sunday School Is Still True: A Review of “Love Wins.” Unfortunately, beyond this, there are dozens of problems with Love Wins. The theology is heterodox. The history is inaccurate. The impact … Continue reading
DAN PHILLIPS SHARES on How To Think: Two Ways. We can get into dialogue with others, and listen to them. We can hear their stories, and let those stories move us and mold and form our thinking. We can get … Continue reading
HERE’S AN UPDATE on the Brethren Card post from 27 October 2006. I’ve included the original post. Thanks to our faithful reader Glen who supplied me with some more information. ***** SOME COMMENTS on the Brethren Card: It was “referred … Continue reading
BRETHREN FOR BIBLICAL AUTHORITY HAVE PUT TOGETHER a short, simple petition to Standing Committee regarding the H-issue. Brethren may, at any time and on any issue, communicate their thoughts and concerns to Standing Committee and the Annual Conference officers. Will … Continue reading
COMPASSION TURNS to coercion: “Some paradox of our nature leads us,” Trilling wrote in “The Liberal Imagination,” “when once we have made our fellow men the objects of our enlightened interest, to go on to make them objects of our … Continue reading
TIM CHALLIES REVIEWS Rob Bell’s Love Wins. So what of the gospel? Where is the gospel and what is the gospel? Ultimately, what Bell offers in this book is a gospel with no purpose. In his understanding of the Bible, … Continue reading
IMPLICIT UNIVERSALISM: The Bible speaks of two ways in which people die. There are those who die in faith and, because of that faith, are linked to the atoning work of Christ and receive the benefits of His atoning work, … Continue reading
March 6-13 Shanks (Southern Pennsylvania), Melvin Hade (Brunswick COB, Maine) 18-27 Upton (Southern Pennsylvania), Paul Shirk (Pleasant Hill COB, S.Pa.) 20-27 Cocalico (Atlantic Northeast), Samuel Bucher (Heidelberg COB, ANE) 20-27 Heidelberg (Atlantic Northeast), David Wenger (White Oak COB, ANE) 25 to … Continue reading
UNIVERSALISM AS a Lure? The Emerging Case of Rob Bell. This statement hits the nail: Time is running out on the Emerging folks. They can play the game of suggestion for only so long. Eventually, the hard questions will be … Continue reading