Believer's church perspectives

How do Christians in the Believers Church tradition, living in a democracy that is the world’s dominant power, understand their witness for God and their relationship to political authority?



Balciunas, Otonas. Founder, Lithuanian Christian Fund, Lithuania

Biesecker-Mast, Gerald. Associate Professor of Communication, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

Brackney, William. Professor of Religion and Director of Program in Baptist Studies, Baylor University, Waco, Texas

Byler, Daryl. Director, Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office

Durnbaugh, Donald F. Professor Emeritus, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana; and Archivist, Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania

Edgar, Rev. Dr. Robert W. General Secretary, National Council of Churches

Grimsrud, Ted. Professor of Religion, Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Hardenbrook, Jim. Moderator, Church of the Brethren; Pastor, Nampa Church of the Brethren, Nampa, Idaho; House Chaplain, Idaho State Legislature

Harsch, Lloyd. Assistant Professor of Church History, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, New Orleans, Louisiana

Hostetter Martin, Earl and Pat. Formerly with Mennonite Central Committee in Asia.

Nation, Mark Thiessen. Professor of Theology, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Penner, Myron A. Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

Radcliff, David. New Community Project, Elgin, Illinois

Robertson, J. M. Pastor, Sharon Baptist Church, Rice, Virginia

Roth, John D. Professor of History, Goshen College, Goshen, Indiana; editor, Mennonite Quarterly Review

Scheppard, Carol. Professor of Religion, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

Tembo, Mwizenge S. Associate Professor of Sociology, Bridgewater College, Bridgewater, Virginia

Weaver, Alain Epp. Mennonite Central Committee, Palestine

Weaver, J. Denny. Professor of Religion, Bluffton University, Bluffton, Ohio

Wei, Wu. Pastor, Beijing, China

Wilhelm, Dawn Ottoni. Assistant Professor of Preaching and Worship, Bethany Theological Seminary, Richmond, Indiana

This fifteenth gathering in the series of Believers Church Conferences is being hosted by Eastern Mennonite University and Bridgewater College in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia with assistance from the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office, Church of the Brethren Witness/Washington Office and the Baptist Joint Committee.
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