Walter Sawatsky will present the Menno Simons Lectures at Bethel College October 26-28 on the theme Going Global with God in the Third Millennium. All are invited to the lectures which will take place in Krehbiel Auditorium on the Bethel College campus:
Sunday, Oct. 26 – 7:00 p.m. – Pluralities of Mennonite History: Why Russian Mennonites as Paradigm?
Monday, Oct. 27 – 11 a.m. (Bethel College convocation) – Reconciling Free Churches to Two Millennia of Global Christianity
Monday, Oct. 27 – 8:00 p.m. – After 500 Years: Pressing Issues on Globalization of Mennonite Witness
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – 7:00 p.m. – Full-Orbed Integration of Worship, Ethics, Nonviolence and Public Theology for the 21st Century
Walter Sawatsky is professor emeritus of church history and mission at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminar in Elkhart, IN. He is a former research scholar with Mennonite Central Committee and edited two journals, Religion in Eastern Europe and Mission Focus: Annual Review. He was coordinator of the 33-volume Russian Bible Commentary translation project (1978-93); a member of the Global Mennonite History Project Organizing Committee (1997-2011); and convener of the conference “Mirror on the Globalization of Mennonite Witness,” November 2011 at AMBS. Sawatsky has continued to teach periodically since retiring from AMBS in 2012, as well as working on numerous writing projects.