Monday, October 13, 2008

Beachy Amish and the Electronic Culture

Today’s church is undergoing radical changes as a result of our electronic culture. Digital Discipleship: Forming Faith in an Electronic Culture—for the 12th Anabaptist Vision and Discipleship Series at Hesston College, November 7-9 The conference also features input from leaders of local BEACHY AMISH churches. Several leaders will respond to Hipps, lead workshops, and serve on a panel discussion where they will talk about the communal discernment process they use concerning the use of electronic technology. “We need this conversation with the BEACHY AMISH,” says Hershberger. “They have chosen the hard road. They refuse the easy way of either hiding from the electronic culture by calling it all bad or embracing it uncritically by calling it all good. Click to read about Digital Discipleship, featuring Shane Hipps, at Hesston College, November 7-9

Canadian Thanksgiving Day Oct.13.

In the year 1578, the English navigator Martin Frobisher held a formal ceremony, in what is now called Newfoundland, to give thanks for surviving the long journey. He was later knighted and had an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean in northern Canada named after him - Frobisher Bay. Other settlers arrived and continued these ceremonies.

"A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed... to be observed on the second Monday in October."
Click to read more about the history of the Canadian Thanksgiving Day