Pacifism is on the way out in some circles, even as it’s trending in others.
I’m certainly not the first or the only one to have noticed this. 401 more words
In my last couple of posts on Anabaptism, I talked a bit about Anabaptist history. History is interesting to me, but I’m sure it doesn’t turn everyone’s crank, and if all I had been doing on my 2007 sabbatical leave was historical study, I’m sure some members of my parish might well have questioned its relevance to our vastly different contemporary situation. 1,056 more words
This article first appeared on my blog early in 2007, a couple of months before my sabbatical leave. I have slightly revised it here.
Anabaptism in the sixteenth century was a diverse movement; it didn’t have any strong central authority (unlike the Anglican reformation in England, which was entirely under the control of the King). 1,084 more words
The Anabaptist movement began in 1525 and was an offshoot of the Protestant Reformation. The Protestant Reformation is recognized as starting in October 1517, when an Augustinian monk nailed a document to the door of a castle church in Wittenberg, Germany. 796 more words
Jesus and the apostles were not just focusing on how to include as many as possible in the church through evangelism, but also on how to exclude unbelievers, heretics and sinners who refuse to repent. 412 more words