Episodes

Published on
Wednesday, November 25th, 2020

Lesbos, Greece is an island with multiple migrant camps on it. Randall Graber and his family work in Lesbos under a network of conservative Mennonite churches. In this episode, Randall tells about the work in Greece and shares how individuals can become involved. He also recounts one refugee’s story of migration and coming to Christ.

Published on
Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

In the early 2000s, Val Yoder and his family felt called to be involved in the development of a training place for young people. Several years later they moved to Thailand in order to help start the Institute for Global Opportunities. In this episode, Val shares the story and vision behind starting IGo and explains what the value is in having a school set in a culture that is different from the students’ home culture.

Published on
Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

Anabaptists have often emphasized the character trait of gelassenheit. In this episode, Chester Weaver describes what “gelassenheit” is. Gelassenheit is a German word that has no simple translation into English but is often described as yieldedness. Having this character trait is essential to having a strong relationship with God and his church.

Published on
Thursday, November 5th, 2020

What are things practiced today that reflect bad fundamentals? What is the interaction between fundamentalism and rules? This is the Q&A session from our live event on October 24, 2020. In this session, Chester Weaver, Matt Landis, and Marlin Sommers respond to questions that our audience asked in response to the first part of our live event (episode 101A).
This is the second part of the 101st episode of Anabaptist Perspectives, a podcast, blog, and YouTube channel that examines various aspects of conservative Anabaptist life and thought.

Published on
Monday, November 2nd, 2020

What was the fundamentalist movement? Why was the fundamentalist-modernist controversy so defining for the 20th century? This episode is a recording of our live event from October 24, 2020. In this episode, Chester Weaver, Matt Landis, and Marlin Sommers dive into and clarify topics from Chester’s episodes early in 2020.
Music: "The Basket" by Blue Dot Sessions

Published on
Wednesday, October 28th, 2020

At one point Joshua Good was very interested, and willing to be involved, in politics. Today though, he views the Christian’s involvement in politics as contrary to the calling of those who follow Christ. Listen to Joshua share his story of change in this episode.

Published on
Tuesday, October 20th, 2020

In this episode, Kevin Brechbill describes how he views the political polarization that is happening among Anabaptists today. Kevin calls us to build a culture of closely discipling each other into Christ’s Kingdom.

Published on
Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

This episode is a lecture presented by Chester Weaver at a Mennonite high school. Chester discusses what happened to the Mennonites who submitted to the Nazi regime and Hitler in Germany. From this piece of history, Chester encourages each of us to follow our conscience and to not be silent in the face of evil.

Published on
Sunday, September 27th, 2020

What part does the Kingdom of God have in the gospel? How does a Biblical understanding of God's Kingdom change one's view of Christian living? In this episode, John D. Martin describes what the Kingdom of God is. He shows us how a proper understanding of God's Kingdom and the gospel will give one a passion for the Church.
John D. Martin works for Christian Aid Ministries in the Billboard Evangelism program.