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12/18/13

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WTKM 104.9 FM Amish Interview With Author Reynold Kremer - Hartford, Wisconsin

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WTKM Amish Interview

10/05/12

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50 Bible Meditations on the Famous, Not So Famous, and Infamous

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Bible Study Meditations

Kremer Publications has added a new product to this already popular 110 page "Real People" paperback book by Reynold Kremer. Now each of the 50 Bible study meditations includes a deeper insight into the session theme. Discussion questions and cross reference Bible passages lead the reader to a greater appreciation of the subject.

"Real People" is $10.99 for 10 copies or less and $9.99 for more than 10 copies. Excellent for adult or teen Bible study groups and for use in the classroom.

The study guide is included free of charge for more than 10 books and is $15.99 when ordered with 10 books or less.

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06/06/12

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Taking a Stand

TAKING A STAND

© 2012 Reynold R. Kremer

STANDING UP FOR CHRISTIANITY

“If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name” (1 Peter 4:16.) In the many presentations I have given about the Amish, the question I am asked most often is, “Are they Christian”?  I enjoy the question because it helps to lead me into the first part of my talk dealing with the history of the Amish people which began on October 31, 1517, when a monk named Martin Luther nailed the 95 Theses on the church door in Wittenberg, Germany.  From there our focus shifts to Ulrich Zwingli’s church in Zurich, Switzerland, the birthplace of the Anabaptist movement. (I give more details in another article.)  In the very early years of the Anabaptists, two creeds were penned that attempted to explain their stand on the major church doctrines.  First came the Schleitheim Articles which were later refined and expanded in the Dordrecht Confession.  These two documents showed that the early Anabaptists were indeed Christians who believed in the truths of sin and salvation.  They confessed that believing in Jesus Christ was the only way for one to achieve eternal salvation.  (“God comforted man by giving them a hope that there was still a way to become reconciled to God, namely through the Lamb, the Son of God who would redeem and raise up fallen man from his sin, guilt and unrighteousness. . . . We must go to God with an upright heart and in perfect faith, and believe in Jesus Christ that we might be forgiven, sanctified and justified, and made children of God.” Dordrecht Confession para. 3,6) The other doctrines mentioned in the papers included adult baptism, the Lord’s Supper, swearing oaths, views regarding the government, excommunication, marriage, etc. 

 

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05/20/12

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Education Like It Used to Be

EDUCATION LIKE IT USED TO BE

© 2012 Reynold R. Kremer

Amish education has had only a brief history.  Compared to public education in the U.S., Amish schools are still in their infancy.  Up until the mid-1900’s most Amish children attended one room public country schools.  However the 1950’s brought about a consolidation of many public schools and forced high school education.  Neither idea was acceptable to the Amish.  Consequently the Amish began purchasing many of the empty one room schools.  They wished to use them exclusively for their own children.  Some dates given for establishing these new one room Amish schools were: 1938 (Pennsylvania), 1944 (Ohio), 1946 (Iowa), 1948 (Indiana), and 1966 (Wisconsin).  By operating Amish only schools they could establish their own curriculum and secure their own teachers.  Today there are about 1400 Amish schools, a number that is increasing rapidly year by year.

Nineteen seventy-two brought about a landmark ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of Wisconsin vs. Yoder.  The case was centered around a Wisconsin Amish man who refused to send his children to school beyond the eighth grade.  After being arrested by the State of Wisconsin an English group that stood up for the Amish rights took the case to court.  The ultimate ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court was totally in favor of the Amish, stating that eight grades was sufficient for their formal schooling because the Amish youngsters continued their education at home in the years following.

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Amish Worship

AMISH WORSHIP

© 2012 Reynold R. Kremer

 

The Amish church is considered equal to or even more important than the Amish home.  From little on, Amish children are taught that there are but two purposes in life: to serve family and to serve the church.  Apart from these two goals there is nothing more that Amish strive to do.  This concept is very difficult for English people to grasp since the goal of any English young man or woman is to do well in life by becoming successful.

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