Published on
Saturday, March 12th, 2022

Biblical stewards see their social roles and the resources they manage as ways to bless their communities. This short, animated video presents vivid examples of what stewardship is not and pointers on what it is.

This video is based off an essay by Marlin Sommers. “Manager’s in God’s Household”

Listen to Marlin discuss this essay with Kyle Stoltzfus and Reagan Schrock on our podcast HERE.

These two essays further develop the theme of stewards as God’s household managers.

Business People among God’s Servant-Managers

Entrepreneurs as Servant-Managers

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Published on
Thursday, September 9th, 2021

Why do we need so many Bible translations? How can we take advantage of this broad variety? Marlin Sommers, Kyle Stoltzfus, and Reagan Schrock discuss two essays about translations that Marlin wrote.

Read the first essay: Why New Bible Translations Matter

 

Read the second essay: Choosing Translations for Bible Study

Published on
Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

What does the Bible mean when it uses the term “powers”? Can understanding powers and Anabaptist history help Anabaptists today understand themselves better? Marlin interviews Kyle Stoltzfus about his essay “Seeking Better Vision: Anabaptists, History, and the Powers” .

Published on
Thursday, August 26th, 2021

What kind of stories do displaced women have? How does abuse affect people? Kate works in Athens Greece with displaced woman who have experienced trauma and abuse. She shares about her work of bringing healing to these people.

“The impact of trauma, he [Jesus] overcame when he resurrected that third day.”

 

Published on
Wednesday, August 18th, 2021

What should Anabaptists (and Protestants) learn from this scholar who stayed with the Catholic church? Why did Erasmus refuse to leave his church? Stephen Russell tells about the life, writings, and convictions of Desiderius Erasmus.

Looking at one man like this, Erasmus, who did not become a protestant and did not become an Anabaptist and yet greatly shaped both: I think it should help us realize we need to try to understand history, understand people where they were, and see how that can help us understand our own roots and understand where we are today.

Read Erasmus’ and Luther’s discourse on the will: https://amzn.to/2VokF7x

Published on
Wednesday, July 14th, 2021

As a youth, Stephen Russell was politically active in the pro-life movement. As he grew in his understanding of life and Christ, he recognized that speaking to the heart was more effective than changing political policy.
“If I impose a Christian morality on others, I haven’t really helped them move forward in their own lives.”

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