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The Heart of Anabaptism

Seven webinars in 2015-16

The 2015-16 webinars organized by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will explore the 7 core convictions of the UK Anabaptist Network, which summarize the heart of Anabaptism and its contemporary significance. They are also at the heart of the book The Naked Anabaptist. The one-hour webinars are free of charge and do not require advance registration.

Seven people from different contexts (the UK, South Africa, Australia and North America) will reflect on these convictions, critique them and ask how they work out in practice. Upcoming webinars are:

Date: Wednesday, December 2nd
Time: 11:30 AM PST/1:30 PM CST/2:30 PM EST/7:30 PM GMT

Core Conviction #3: "Western culture is slowly emerging from the Christendom era when church and state jointly presided over a society in which almost all were assumed to be Christian. Whatever its positive contributions on values and institutions, Christendom seriously distorted the gospel, marginalized Jesus and has left the churches ill-equipped for mission in a post-Christendom culture. As we reflect on this, we are committed to learning from the experience and perspectives of movements such as Anabaptism that rejected standard Christendom assumptions and pursued alternative ways of thinking and behaving."

Andrew Suderman

Andrew Suderman, although born in Canada, has spent many years living outside Canada. He spent ten years growing up in Costa Rica, Bolivia, and Colombia, before moving back to Canada where he studied and received degrees in theology and philosophy. He spent several years working with offenders and ex-offenders and as a supervisor of a 54-bed homeless shelter. Since 2009, Andrew and his wife Karen have been serving as Mennonite Church Canada Witness Workers in South Africa. They have been living in Pietermaritzburg, where Andrew has been serving as Director of the Anabaptist Network in South Africa and working on a PhD in Theology.

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Webinars sponsored by the Anabaptist Network, UK, the Centre for Anabaptist (Bristol Baptist College), Church of the Brethren, and Mennonite Trust.

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