AMBS invites you to “How Dare We Call Ourselves Anabaptist?” on Monday, January 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Since most of us are not in danger of dying for our faith, nor have we been re-baptized, how dare we call ourselves Anabaptist? In response to this question posed by Mennonite scholar Walter Klaassen, this clinic will trace the journey of Anabaptism from H.S. Bender to Stuart Murray, noticing the movement from emphasis on being Christian by choice to the emergence of terms such as “radical Reformation,” “peace theology” and “community” to discovering and reclaiming the influence of medieval mysticism and monasticism, to Murray’s assertion that cultural garb has gotten in the way of appropriating Anabaptist thought. We will also consider how we can invite our congregations to join us on this Anabaptist journey in our post-Christian, post-modern contexts.
Learn more about this leadership opportunity as well as several other by visiting the AMBS website at http://www.ambs.edu/churchleadershipcenter/Leadership-Clinics.cfm.