Anabaptism vs Evangelicalism — Ask Anabaptist Perspectives Anything Episode 37

December 2, 2022

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What is evangelicalism? Is Anabaptism another version of evangelicalism? In this partner episode, Chester Weaver shares personal insight and sheds some light on this listener-submitted question.

Protestantism could be viewed as a larger circle with sub-circles of practice, such as fundamentalism and evangelicalism.  Roman Catholicism or Orthodoxy is a second circle. Historical Anabaptism is called the third way.  The third circle that is a completely different path.

“We don’t just believe, we practice — and faith is evidenced by practice. If we don’t really practice, we don’t really have faith.  Evangelicalism is more credal, anabaptism is more discipleship.”


Episode Guest Info

Chester Weaver

Chester Weaver has been involved in Christian education for almost all of his adult life, serving as full-time Christian School teacher for 34 years and specializing in history and theology. He also has taught 20 years at short term youth Bible schools. Presently, he and his wife, Barbara, parents of eight children, reside in Itasca, Texas, near two of their sons’ families. One son and two daughters with their families live in California while two more children live in Virginia. One son with his family lives in Ireland.

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Episode Host

Reagan Schrock

Reagan is a member of Wellspring Mennonite Church and lives with his wife Patricia in southeast Tennessee. Reagan, along with Jaran, started Anabaptist Perspectives in 2017, and serves in leadership in the organization, in addition to being deeply involved in overseas missions work.

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