Saturday, October 23, 2021
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Blossom Hill Mennonite Church, 333 Delp Rd, Lancaster, PA 17601
Join us for the 2021 Fall Assembly hosted by Blossom Hill Mennonite Church. Worship and delegate sessions will be held from 9:00 to 11:30 am.
Professor Drew Strait will speak and lead conversation in the late morning and afternoon sessions on The Bible and Christian Nationalism: Faithful Leadership in a World of Political Idolatry.
Drew’s sessions will define Christian nationalism and offer a biblical response in Anabaptist perspective. In conversation with texts from the Old and New Testaments, we will discuss the significance of the political metaphor of idolatry in ancient Jewish and Christian communities. Special attention will be given to how political power can co-opt the mind of the worshiper. After laying a historical foundation, the seminar will pivot to offer suggestions for how pastors and lay leaders can faithfully negotiate and shepherd Christian nationalists and resist the systems of domination that Christian nationalism amplifies.
Pastors are invited to join Drew for an informal breakfast and time of conversation from 7:30 to 8:45am prior to the 9:00am delegate session.
Drew Strait teaches the New Testament at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary. His writing focuses on peace/peacemaking in early Christianity, along with early Christian negotiation of political idolatry. He served as a pastor at Living Water Community Church (MCUSA) in Chicago, IL and as an elder at Peace Fellowship in Washington D.C. before relocating to Indiana. He is currently a member of Keller Park Church (MCUSA) in South Bend, Indiana. Drew is married and has three children. For more about Drew’s teaching and research interests, see his AMBS web page here: https://www.ambs.edu/academics/people/1666288/drew-strait
Read Drew’s book review of Whitehead and Perry’s Taking America Back for God HERE (recommended for pastors and assembly attendees ahead of the session.
Read Drew’s blog post on The Bible and Christian nationalism, written ahead of his MennoCon21 seminar HERE.
Please register (below) by Tuesday, October 19
Delegate Reports (to be added soon)
Spring 2021 Assembly Minutes
Leadership Slate Ballot
2020-2021 Year End Finance Report
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