March 31, 2007

Ooh! "Messiah" visited me!

My meter indicates that someone from the domain "messiah.edu" visited my blog.

That turns out to be Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

Their website indicates their identity and mission as follows.
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
The website also describes their religious heritage. Here's the opening paragraph.
The College was founded by the Brethren in Christ, a religious group that emerged in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, about 1780. Many of the early members came from a Mennonite background and brought with them Anabaptist influences. At the outset the leaders of the new group were also influenced by the Church of the Brethren, especially on the issue of triune baptism by immersion. It was from the Church of the Brethren that the Brethren in Christ also received the insights of radical Pietism— a renewal movement in 17th century Germany. Thus in their early formation, the Brethren in Christ were shaped by the theological streams of both Anabaptism and Pietism.
The website deserves further reading.


3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi,

I think Im the one from Messiah College who visited your blog yesterday (my roomate did to). It really is a great college, at least we love it here, even though we arent Bretheren in Christ (Im Baptist and my roomate is nondenominational). We visited your blog at the suggestion of my cousin (who is applying to seminary in the diocese of Manchester, NH) because of the Sisters of the Unmade Bed blog entry.

LOL by the way :)

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey! I'm the roomate from Messiah!

I thought the ninja nuns was hilarious!

keep it up!

10:29 AM  
Blogger Father Stephanos, O.S.B. said...

If I were a college student, I would hate to receive bad grades from the Messiah....

4:00 PM  

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