Would you rather watch an episode on video or listen to it as a podcast? Why? When are videos better than books? Why? What are the downsides of communicating in writing? 

As our team gathered for the first annual Anabaptist Perspectives Convention, we took time for philosophical reflection before diving into planning and troubleshooting....

Saturday, August 7th, 2021
Many have offered characterizations of Anabaptism. What, at its core, is it? My suggestion is that certain kinds of historians, limiting themselves to the more or less horizontal confines of human history, are not as attuned to the spiritual realities assumed by early Anabaptists. I suggest that, in addition to historical characterization, the New Testament language of principalities...

Saturday, July 3rd, 2021
“Slaves, submit to your earthly masters.” The injunction jars us.  We know the evils of slavery. We wonder why the early church did not loudly and roundly condemn slavery. Why do the New Testament letters instead tell Christians how to live within the context of slavery? This raises large questions which I hope sometime to discuss at more length. What I want to do in this essay,...