Episode

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“The Earth Is the Lord’s” in Global Anabaptism

August 24, 2023

“The Earth Is the Lord’s” in Global Anabaptism

From the beginning, the phrase “The Earth Is the Lord’s” seized the imagination of Anabaptists. John Roth unpacks the powerful resonances of this phrase in the 16th century and calls us to see its contemporary significance for the global Anabaptist movement.

Episode Guest Info

John Roth

For the past 36 years, John D. Roth served as prof. of history at Goshen College as well as director of the Mennonite Historical Library and editor of The Mennonite Quarterly Review. More recently, he was the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism at Goshen College (2012) and secretary of the MWC Faith and Life Commission (2009). In 2022 he became the project director of “Anabaptism at 500,” an initiative of MennoMedia. John has written widely on topics related to Anabaptist-Mennonite history and church life. He and his wife, Ruth, have four adult children and six grandchildren, and are active members at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship in Goshen, IN.

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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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