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Sacred Writings: Preserved or Reconstructed? The Nature of the Greek New Testament

Strength to Strength welcomed Adam Boyd to explore the different manuscript families of the Greek New Testament and to present the case for why the text preserved in the vast majorities of manuscripts is to be preferred. It is apparent that something is amiss. In Matthew 6:13 the King James Version concludes the Lord’s prayer […]

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Sexual Addiction? Get Help for Yourself!

This is the second part of a two-part S2S Event called “Overcoming Sexual Addiction” held on November 19, 2022. Also, see part 1: “Sexual Addiction? Help Others!” by Arthur Nisly. Strength to Strength welcomed Arthur Nisly to speak on the problem of sexual addiction among conservative Anabaptists.  In Part 2, he speaks about the tools and concepts that he […]

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Sexual Addiction? Help Others!

This is the first part of a two-part S2S Event called “Overcoming Sexual Addiction” held on November 19, 2022. Also, see part 2: “Sexual Addiction? Get Help for Yourself!” by Arthur Nisly. Strength to Strength welcomed Arthur Nisly to speak on the problem of sexual addiction among conservative Anabaptists. In Part 1, he speaks to church leaders and those […]

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Sacred Writings: The Bible Jesus Read

Strength to Strength welcomed Chuck Pike to explore Jesus’ Bible with us. Have you ever wondered why Jesus and the apostles misquote Old Testament texts? Are these sloppy quotations, sketchy transmission over the millennia, or shoddy translation in modern times? Or perhaps New Testament authors were trying to revise the Old Testament text to better […]

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BONUS TALK: Would Jesus Vote? Thoughts From a Conscientious Abstainer

Strength to Strength welcomed Dan Ziegler on an off-Saturday to discuss the politics of Jesus’ nation. According to recent research from Barna Group, more practicing Christians believe the government is responsible to create meaningful change, rather than the church. Dan’s essay, “A Question of Power,” provides an outline of Jesus’ relation to the world as […]

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The Weak and the Strong Being Church Together

Strength to Strength welcomed Lamar Showalter to discuss God’s desire for relationships within the church. What does it mean to bear with the weak? Am I weak or am I strong? The differences between the weak and the strong can cause some tension in church life. But as we read in John 13:35, it is […]

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Sacred Writings: The Revelation of Jesus Christ

Strength to Strength welcomed Greg Weaver to introduce this series about God’s written revelation known as the Bible. Note how the apostle Paul brilliantly illustrates the path to faith: So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God. Join us as we explore foundational concepts in our approach to Scripture. Consider […]

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BONUS TALK: A Life Sold Out to Jesus

Pablo Yoder has dedicated his life to the furtherance of the kingdom of God. For the past twenty-seven years, he has worked among the Nicaraguan people to bring a message of Jesus’ love. On August 15, 2022, he was diagnosed with stage-four kidney cancer. Now, in the sunset of his life, he shares life lessons […]

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Three Trees and a Computer Bug: Lessons in Crisis Leadership

Strength to Strength welcomed Ryan J. A. Hoover to share stories, observations, and lessons learned from leadership in crisis. In August 2003, 55,000,000 people in eight states and Ontario lost power – some for several hours, some for multiple days – because of three trees and a computer glitch. The ensuing cascade jammed traffic, released […]

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Peacemaking Through Conflict

Strength to Strength welcomed Hector Troyer to survey causes of and solutions to interpersonal conflict. Hector will look at healthy and unhealthy responses to conflict-triggering situations. Even more importantly, he will be exploring simple techniques that can reduce the negative power of conflicts in our lives. An interactive question-and-answer period follows. Recommended book: “Radical Collaboration” […]