Relevance of Amish Grace: Spiritual Considerations and Theological Insights on Forgiveness


Open Public Session - ideal for pastors and lay leaders - of the Lancaster Seminary Master of Divinity course "Pastoring to the Public," with Lancaster Seminary Professor of Practice Bishop Nathan D. Baxter (former Dean of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.) and Dr. Donald B. Kraybill, Elizabethtown College Distinguished Professor, Senior Fellow Emeritus, and Founding Director of the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Dr. Kraybill is author of Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy.*

There will be an ecumenical response panel, open audience discussion and small group reflection


9:00 am - Noon Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017

Hafer Center, 2nd Floor of the Schaff Library, Lancaster Seminary Campus, 555 West James Street, Lancaster, PA


This free Open Public Session provides a rare opportunity for local pastors and lay leaders to consider the theological and spiritual gifts which the Amish expression of faith offer. This expression of faith was most publicly evident in the 2006 Nickel Mines tragedy in Lancaster County.

Professor Kraybill and the panel will help us understand this rich living tradition of Christian faith. Participants will be invited to consider how forgiveness might inform and enable the larger Christian witness, especially in an age of moral anger, social division, and spiritual grief.

*While not a requirement for attending this event, interested persons may wish to read Dr. Kraybill's book Amish Grace."