Community, Disagreement, and Discussion

July 28, 2022

Community, Disagreement, and Discussion

[Note: After this episode, we will be shifting to a biweekly release schedule.]

One YouTube commenter wrote: “In the Anabaptist worldview, we value community above almost everything else. We are often even reluctant to discuss controversial Bible passages for fear of disrupting our sense of community. In the academic world, on the other hand, promoting, debating, and defending your own controversial views is an essential skill.”   This was only one of the comments left on Vince Beiler’s episode “Does Academia Cause Loss of Faith?”. In this episode, Vince is joined by Roseanne Bauman to discuss questions around study, debate and disagreement, and living in communities where your field of work is an unusual choice.

Find inspiration from Vince’s studies in Biblical Hebrew.

Read here about the fascinating centuries when the Hebrew Bible was copied entirely by hand.

Read Roseanne’s reflections from teaching international medical professionals.

Episode Guest Info

Vince Beiler

Vince Beiler is married to Lydia and a father of four. Prior to our move to Cambridge, England in 2019, we lived in Lancaster and then in Philadelphia. Currently, Vince is studying Hebrew Bible manuscripts, researching how early manuscripts are linked to one another through the careful examination of scribal minutiae. Lydia makes the money for us to live on (she’s a saint), and the children help us to remain in and enjoy the present.

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Roseanne Bauman

Roseanne has a background in nursing and Christian education. She is a currently a nursing instructor at a community college, enjoys volunteering in the community, and is excited to be a member of the newly formed Oasis Mennonite Church in Kitchener, Ontario.

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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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