Episodes

Published on
Wednesday, March 18th, 2020

In this episode, Jon and Annlyn Kulp share their stories of interacting with and appreciating those from different ethnic backgrounds. They share how they see God’s heart for working in and reconciling different ethnicities throughout the Bible.
Jonathan Kulp is the lead pastor at Followers of Jesus Mennonite Church in Brooklyn, New York.

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Published on
Wednesday, March 11th, 2020

How can one care for those who are serving in missions overseas? What are the challenges of returning home after having been on the mission field? In this episode, Joel Yoder discusses ways to stay connected with and encourage those in ministry while they are gone from, and as they return to, their home community.
Joel Yoder is Director of Ministry Training Center in New York City.

Published on
Monday, February 24th, 2020

This episode is part two of an interview with Bryant Martin about hospitality. Here Bryant moves from describing the importance of hospitality to telling personal stories about how he has seen being hospitable work out. Bryant finishes the interview by quoting Rosaria Butterfield, “Radical, ordinary, and daily hospitality is a basic building block for vital Christian living. Start anywhere but do start.”

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Wednesday, February 12th, 2020

Micheal Sattler was an important leader in the Anabaptist movement during the reformation. Sattler, and several other radical reformers, were highly educated. In this episode, Dr. Finny Kuruvilla discusses these leaders and how their education affected Anabaptism. Also discussed is how education can be used well in the building of God’s kingdom.

Published on
Wednesday, January 29th, 2020

In 2017 Joel Yoder was starting to burn out due to the stress that he was facing. Before his stress became too serious, he made a few changes that allowed him to recover. In this episode, Joel shares his story of recovery from stress and gives pointers to help recover from, and avoid, burnout.
Music: "The Basket" by Blue Dot Sessions

Published on
Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

What is it like to live in the city? How can one build God’s kingdom in an urban setting? In this episode, Clayton Shenk shares about his life in York, Pennsylvania. Clayton closes the episode by giving encouragement to recognize God’s power and hedge of protection.
Clayton Shenk loved God, his family, and his neighbors. He showed us how a life of passion for God's kingdom can be lived well. Many on the team behind Anabaptist Perspectives were inspired by Clayton and regarded acquaintance with him a joy. In December of 2019, Clayton died after a battle with cancer. We will miss him and remain thankful for his challenge to us and strong contribution to the church.