This was one of the themes of “Mennonites in the Soviet Union,” a series of lectures March 27 and 29 at Fresno Pacific University. The speaker was Andrej Savin, a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Brown began ministering to Plautdietsch speakers in 1994 when Power to Change (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) placed him in charge of the newly translated Low German Jesus film.
Outgoing bishops committee chair David Yoder of Partridge said the multiyear drafting process was initiated to define what the Beachy Amish believe.
“A number of years ago, there was a conservative element that began asking questions: ‘Are others in our constituency no longer doing our practices? Do they belong in the constituency?’ ” he said. “We’ve taken a journey to find who we really are. We’re asking what defines us, what makes us significantly different from other conservative Anabaptist groups.”
Cleopas and another disciple are walking the long road from Jerusalem to Emmaus when a stranger interrupts their sullen conversation with a question: “What are you discussing?” …
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The justices heard arguments that the ACA violates the religious rights of company owners who object to providing insurance coverage for certain kinds of birth control.
Combining questions of religious rights, corporate rights, Obamacare and . . .
The tour marked the beginning of a Mennonite Church USA initiative to send 100 Mennonite leaders to the region on similar tours over the next five years.