This Weekend: Conferencing with Anabaptists!

I had a great time at this weekend’s conference on “Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries” at Eastern Mennonite University. I presented a paper on Brethren in Christ women, pastoral leadership, and evangelicalism, as part of a panel on Brethren in Christ women around the globe. I got to hear some fascinating papers and keynote sessions, and spend time with some of my collaborators at the Anabaptist Historians blog.

Here are some photos from the weekend.

You can read more about the conference over at Anabaptist Historians.

Lucille Marr delivers her paper on H. Frances Davidson, an early Brethren in Christ missionary. Marr’s current project explores Davidson’s early life through a close reading of her journals. An understudied resource!

Wendy Urban-Mead delivers part of her amazing (no notes, yet tightly focused!) paper on Brethren in Christ in Zimbabwe during that nation’s civil war. How, she asks, did a peace church navigate the complexities of piety, race, gender, and political violence?

What a privilege to speak on a panel with these amazing scholars! I’m in awe of you both.

Such fun to talk history, Anabaptism, teaching, grad school, and more with these fellow scholars and contributors to the Anabaptist Historians blog. From left to right: Ben Goossen, Christina Entz Moss, Joel Horst Nofziger, Simone Horst, me, and Anna Showalter

The natural beauty of the Shenandoah Valley, from the hill behind the Eastern Mennonite University campus


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