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 2011
THE PULPIT VACANCY LIST is up. Note the Atlantic Northeast listing. John Ballinger, call your office.
ON THE NEWS THAT ROB BELL IS MOVING ON: “Well,” said the Scots lad when he listened to the minister who told his congregation that there was no hell, or at any rate only a temporary punishment, “Well,” said he, … Continue reading
WITH ALL THE EFFORT by the liberals to disallow the rejection of certain Standing Committee recommendations to Annual Conference, why not forbid all rejection of Standing Committee recommendations? Or postpone proposed floor amendments until the next Annual Conference? Why not … Continue reading
WHAT COHABITATION DOES for marriage. A sample: If couples want to dramatically boost their likelihood of divorcing once married, few things so widely practiced will ensure that than cohabiting. This is just the opposite of what most believe. ***** If … Continue reading
EXPECT TO SEE MORE OF THIS: Texas School Punishes Boy for Opposing Homosexuality. Makes home education look better all the time.
Newsline, in defiance of Annual Conference, promotes two pro-gay videos produced by BMC-LGBTQA. Isn’t it clear that the denominational staff and information services are on-board with promoting that which Annual Conference says is unacceptable and implied sin? From a Virginia … Continue reading
NEWPORT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN at Shenandoah, Virginia is holding revival, September 25-28, with Hal Sonafrank as guest speaker. Services begin Sunday morning and continue each evening through Wednesday. BLUE RIVER CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Columbia City, Indiana, will have … Continue reading
A CONTINUING EDUCATION EVENT, FOR THOSE ESPECIALLY in Northern Ohio: Dr. Ken Walther, of Ashland Theological Seminary, will present Jerusalem Through the Ages. Through artifacts, slides and stories, Dr. Walther will help the student envision Jerusalem as it changed through … Continue reading
YES, IT HAS ALWAYS BEEN GREATLY EXAGGERATED: The “Christianists” Aren’t Taking Over This Week. …if anybody in America ever establishes a theocracy, it is unlikely to be evangelicals. Almost all American evangelicals come out of religious traditions that were persecuted … Continue reading
DOES THIS AMOUNT to schism in the Church of the Brethren? Some more moderate observers think so, though what is being heard is that this “non-geographical district” has little chance of acceptance. In the early 1990′s, some evangelicals (but not … Continue reading
PAT ROBERTSON SAYS Alzheimer’s makes divorce OK. I guess it doesn’t matter what Jesus says. ABC’s Terry Moran has more here. It is hard to imagine a religious leader condoning divorcing a spouse who has cancer, or MS, or Parkinson’s, … Continue reading
NEWSLINE IS much appreciated, as it actually has news and information in it. Yet sometimes, it would be good for it to have news of a more spiritual, churchly nature. For example, if a congregation is experiencing revival and an … Continue reading
Tim Harvey, moderator of the 2012 Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, will speak at the 10 a.m. service of the Blue River Church of the Brethren, 3040 E. 700 North, Columbia City, Indiana, on Sunday, September 18, 2011. His … Continue reading
The New Testament says nothing about how the affairs of the state should be conducted. We don’t try and tell the government how to conduct its affairs, how much tax to levy, and this sort of thing. We let these … Continue reading
Brethren Revival Fellowship General Meeting September 10, 2011 Shiloh Church of the Brethren Kasson, West Virginia 10:00 A.M. – 3:45 P.M. The BRF General Meeting will be held Saturday, September 10, 2011, at the Shiloh Church of the Brethren meetinghouse … Continue reading
SOMETHING YOU WON’T FIND ON Newsline or in Messenger: Over a thousand people attended the second weekend of the 59th Annual Church of the Brethren Camp Meeting at the Rhodes Grove Camp and Conference Center near Chambersburg, PA. It was … Continue reading
RODNEY STARK AND BYRON JOHNSON CALL OUT George Barna’s latest “research” on women attending church. Also Frank Turk writes an open letter to George Barna.