The second annual gathering of the Anabaptist networks of organisations and communities took place in Birmingham on Saturday 12 November 2012 with about 75 adults and children present. Superbly planned and hosted by Peacechurch and friends, this was a vibrant, multi-voiced event that involved many different people and activities – including a table talk, pilgrimages around the local area, bread making, arts and crafts, discussions, poetry, sculpture, interacting with film, communal Bible study, etc.
The sixth book in the 'After Christendom' series, Reading the Bible after Christendom by Lloyd Pietersen, was published on 8 April 2011.
We have been looking forward to this book being available. It explores the impact of the Christendom era on biblical interpretation and suggests ways in which we can read the Bible afresh in post-Christendom - a really important addition to this series.
It is on sale for £10.99 and can be ordered from the Anabaptist Network.
The UK version of Stuart Murray's The Naked Anabaptist has now been published by Paternoster.
The North American version (published by Herald Press) has been out for more than a year now. It has sold well and has already been reprinted.
The text of the UK version is almost identical, but it is illustrated with various pictures - none, though, of naked Anabaptists!
The book is available for £9.00 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Bookings are now being taken for a residential conference, jointly organised by the Anabaptist Network and the Northumbria Community. This gathering is the latest initiative in a series of meetings and conferences over the past few years in which members of the Northumbria Community and the Anabaptist Network have been walking together exploring common themes.
Open to God is a new resource from the Baptist Union of Victoria, the team that produced Fit4Life, hundreds of copies of which have been sold in the UK via the Anabaptist Network over the past few years. Fit4Life is a CD-Rom containing an impressive amount of resources to help churches explore ways of becoming and sustaining healthy communities. It is still available at only £10 (including postage).