He has seen more of the world than Marco Polo. He has opened more mission fields than David Livingstone. He has been as innovative in his world of church ministries as Thomas Edison was in the world of technology. Orie Miller may be the most remarkable Mennonite in our generation, perhaps of our century. –Robert S. Kreider, 1969
Orie O. Miller is a well-known name, but the r ...More
In 1951, Jay “Junior” Lehman, then a 21-year-old farm boy from Ohio, sailed by freighter to Antwerp, Belgium. He was among the first wave of conscientious objectors to participate in a new alternative service program called Pax. Reaching their eventual destination in Germany, Lehman and about 20 draft-age men labored to turn Nazi poison-gas bunkers into housing for World War II refugees. ...More
Right around 2 one morning in 1951, Cal Redekop felt somebody kick his sleeping bag.
It was odd. Especially considering the makeshift campsite that Redekop and friends Richard Wagner and the late Paul Peachey had chosen was isolated atop a hill in Athens, Greece.
They had settled in the evening before and ate a modest dinner as they marveled at what Redekop said was the perfect ca ...More
Father George McLean (r.), general editor, presents Paul Peachey with a copy of his book "Building Peace and Civil Society: An Autobiographical Report from a Believers’ Church" (Washington, D.C.: The Council for Research in Values and Philosophy, 2007). Chapters 1-16 is a collection ...More
Paul Peachey (center) makes a point in the Mennonite History and Thought class as I.B. Horst (l.) and Calvin Redekop listen.Photo by Jim Bishop
For 50 minutes on Friday morning, Feb. 18, in the President’s Room of Hartzler Library, ...More