Women in Ministry in the Brethren in Christ Church

I’m proud to be part of a church family (Brethren in Christ U.S.) that unequivocally affirms what the Bible clearly teaches: that the Spirit of God calls women and men equally to the ministry of the Christian church. I’m also proud to have church leaders who unequivocally celebrate the key role that women pastors, bishops, andContinue reading “Women in Ministry in the Brethren in Christ Church”

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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 hearContinue reading “This Weekend: Conferencing with Anabaptists!”

Mennonites and Charismatic Renewal (Part 2)

After an all-too-long gap, I’m finally sharing a bit more about my ongoing research into the ways in which North American Anabaptist (such as Mennonites and Brethren in Christ) participated in the charismatic renewal movement. Here’s a taste from my post over at the Anabaptist Historians blog: . . . while some Anabaptists cut loose their denominational tiesContinue reading “Mennonites and Charismatic Renewal (Part 2)”

Whither Brethren in Christ Holiness Theology?

Last week, I gave a paper at the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society on the shifting role of holiness theology in the Brethren in Christ Church. The paper was generally well received. Several esteemed historians of the Wesleyan-Holiness tradition were in the audience and they asked good questions and prodded me to tightenContinue reading “Whither Brethren in Christ Holiness Theology?”

A Weekend with the Wesleyans

I’m at Asbury Theological Seminary this weekend for the annual meeting of the Wesleyan Theological Society. Tomorrow I’ll be giving a paper on the shifting role of holiness theology in the Brethren in Christ Church. It’s been a good weekend so far. I’m looking forward to my session. Stay tuned for an excerpt from myContinue reading “A Weekend with the Wesleyans”