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Anabaptism as a Charismatic Movement

by Stuart Murray
Originally Published in Anabaptism Today, Issue 8, February 1995, and on the Anabaptist Network website.

What would sixteenth-century Anabaptists have made of the “Toronto Blessing” that has impacted many churches in Great Britain in recent months? 1,577 more words


Reinventing Peace

We live in a broken and hurting world. It cannot be ignored that division is the norm for Western society. The fractured nature of humanity is not new—it has been recorded throughout history for many millennia. 940 more words


The Mission of the Church: The Fierce Urgency of Now

In recent weeks, an event entitled “The Fierce Urgency of Now,” coinciding with Martin Luther King Jr. Day, was advertised in my town: “Inspired by Dr. 1,007 more words

Giving Up Lent for Lent?

It’s the first day of Lent today, that season in the church calendar that leads up to Easter.

Which also means it’s the day we all get to hear what particular vice people are giving up for Lent—usually coffee, chocolate, or social media, it seems. 954 more words

The Spirit of God Decides

(This article was written by Frank Reed and originally posted here

One of the most defining moments in Church History occurred in 1523 in Zurich, Switzerland. 547 more words


A Mennonite Who Speaks in Tongues

By Deborah-Ruth Ferber.

While I am not from a Charismatic background, over the past 3-4 years I have become increasingly more charismatic in my beliefs and Christian practices. 2,488 more words


492 years ago today

The date often used as the official beginning of the Reformation is October 31, 1517. Although Anabaptists and later Mennonites are most often identified as Protestants, they are really neither Protestant nor Catholic but a third stream during the time of the Reformation. 374 more words