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AIC 2011

AIC 2011 was held in two locations. March 2011 was in Sarasota, FL and November 2011 was in Lancaster, PA. An album of CDs that contain all messages can be ordered from our Order Page. These albums consist of 1 CD for each message shared, with total amount of CDs between 13 – 20. Some content from one conference to the other may overlap, but typically, content from one conference to another is not duplicated, even in the same year.

View/Download AIC 2011 – FL Program | .PDF  402kb
View/Download AIC 2011 – PA Program | .PDF  172kb

Below, you can Download or Listen to MP3 files from the 2011 Anabaptist Identity Conferences in Sarasota, Florida and Lititz, Pennsylvania. Click on the title of the session that interests you to play or download that session.


Sessions

Florida | March 2011

  • Accepting Tribute from the Canaanites – Michael Overholt Session #1 on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Bro. Michael Overholt of Franklin, KY Too often, the way we approach life, differs very little from that of my neighbor. We tell each other by our lifestyle that we do believe more is better. Can we take and hoard our material possessions, wring a little bit of tribute out ...
  • Anabaptist Divination & Sorcery – Roger Hertzler Session #2 on Thursday, March 10, 2011 Bro. Roger Hertzler of Halsey, OR ….I’d say, “Our problem is we don’t know what is witchcraft and what is not witchcraft. We don’t know.” But I’ve changed my mind. I don’t believe that anymore. You know what our biggest problem is? We don’t care. Download Handout | .PDF  33kb Anabaptist ...
  • How and Why Change Happens – Cory Anderson Session #3 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. Cory Anderson of Newcomerstown, OH One reason for change, and it’s used in society, is if structure reflects values, and values shift, structure shifts. And you see that all through time. There’s this constant shifting of both the structure and the values. How and Why Change Happens [ 52.14 ...
  • Through the Eye of a Needle – Roger Hertzler Session #4 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. Roger Hertzler of Halesy, OR Two main things that Jesus said. #1) Do not lay up for yourselves treasures upon Earth. and #2) Sell what you have and give alms. And these two commands, if we boil it down to plain English, what do we have? We have Jesus ...
  • Between the Gods of Western Medicine and Eastern Mysticism – Clair Zimmerman Session #5 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. Clair Zimmerman of Lititz, PA Short history of medicine: Patient comes in to the doctor and says, “Doctor, I have an earache.” In 2000 BC, the doctor says, “Here, eat this root.” In 1000 AD, the doctor says, “The root is heathen, say this prayer.” In 1850, the doctor ...
  • Recovery of Fervor and Sublimity of Primitive Christian Worship – Dave Graber Session #6 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. Dave Graber of Sarasota, FL Humanity wants to worship; God wants us to worship him. What I’d like to teach in this message is, #1) I’d like to explain what worship is. #2) We want to worship God in spirit and in truth. #3) Genuine worship produces joy. #4) ...
  • Biblical Principles that Guide Our Lives – Ben Lapp Session #7 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. Ben Lapp of New Holland, PA The presentation by Bro. Lapp consisted of a slide show with narration. At the current time, the slide show is not in a media type that we can present here on the website. Therefore, we have opted to not even present the audio ...
  • The Lord’s Prayer: Why Did The Anabaptists Treasure It? – John D. Martin Session #8 on Friday, March 11, 2011 Bro. John D. Martin of Shippensburg, PA In Luke 11, we read that the disciples came to Christ with a request, and I think it’s interesting what they requested. They did not request to be taught (how) to preach, they did not request to be taught how to teach, how ...
  • Between the Gods of Western Medicine and Eastern Mysticism | Part 2 – Clair Zimmerman Session #9 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. Clair Zimmerman of Lititz, PA If we’re not sure about something, we always have the avenue of prayer, crying out to God. I’ve heard it said different times already, even if there is a particular medicine we’re asked to take…. You know, we ask the Lord to bless and ...
  • Living With Apologetics: Compelling Reasons for the Journey – Chester Weaver Session #10 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN People who don’t want to believe; they have rational reasons that they have convinced themselves are good reasons when they’re bad reasons. Look folks, we’ve got to humble ourselves and face the facts wherever they are. Because all the facts are on God’s side. ...
  • The Reason Covering Styles Change – Corey Anderson Session #11 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. Corey Anderson of Newcomerstown, OH Like most of the talks, I’m going to build, I guess we could say a rational case. I understand that there may be feelings on such a subject that’s close to home, and maybe you don’t have, if you could say, a rational response. ...
  • Leadership, Coverings & Hair: Curing Spinal Dis-ease – Chester Weaver Session #12 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. Chester Weaver of LaGrange, IN Does hair matter? Do coverings matter? Are we called to judge others? Do Jesus’ words, “Out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks.” still stand? “By their fruits ye shall know them.”, is that still valid? Am I responsible for what others ...
  • Culture: How Did We Get Here and Where Are We Going? – Michael Overholt Session #13 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. Michael Overholt of Franklin, KY We want to look a little at how cultures develop, and that is in an effort to better understand and appreciate our culture. We also want to note a few changes in our culture; this will be in very practical ways. And then to ...
  • Born Anew From Above: How “Saved” Are We? – John D. Martin Session #14 on Saturday, March 12, 2011 Bro. John D. Martin of Shippensburg, PA It’s quite common to be confronted with the question, “My friend, are you saved?” Now, as an Anabaptist, how should you answer that question? Born Anew From Above: How "Saved" Are We? Play Now | Play in Popup | ...

Pennsylvania | November 2011

  • Modern to Postmodern – Jonas Sauder Session #1 on Friday, November 18, 2011 Bro. Jonas Sauder of Lancaster, PA This topic is an attempt for us to think about how we’re thinking. It’s a rather difficult thing to stop and think about how you’re thinking. Modern to Postmodern Play Now | Play in Popup | Download podPressShowHidePlayer('14', ...
  • Introduction to “Unser Leit: The Story of the Amish” – Leroy Beachy Session #2 on Friday, November 18, 2011 Bro. Leroy Beachy of OH I’ve been asked to introduce this book, so, that’s what we’ll try to do. “Unser Leit: The Story of the Amish” is available for purchase from Scroll Publishing or TGS International. Introduction to "Unser Leit: The Story of the Amish" Play ...
  • Martyr’s Mirror Engravings – Amos Hoover Session #3 on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Bro. Amos Hoover of Ephrata, PA We think of the blood of the martyrs as the seed of the church and the early sacrifices that some of our ancestors have made really do ring out loud. And then when we think of copper plates; maybe I should explain a little ...
  • Introduction to “In God We Don’t Trust” – David Bercot Session #4 on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Bro. David Bercot of Amberson, PA Well, we’ve been just talking about the Martyr’s Mirror, and we’re going to now move to a different period of history. Talking just a little bit about the colonization of North America and the American Revolution. I had just, I guess it came out ...
  • Encountering the Living Christ Yesterday – Dean Taylor Session #5 on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Bro. Dean Taylor of Epharta, PA The essence of what I would like to look at today, is looking at yesterday’s saints and the essence of yesterday’s saints, and then challenging us today with that message and what really made them tick. Encountering the Living Christ Yesterday [ 46.46 MB ...
  • Getting Serious About Transformation – Milo Zehr Session #6 on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Bro. Milo Zehr of Guys Mills, PA The questions to be addressed in these two sessions relate to the role of Christ in redemption, the radicalness of the transforming work of God in the heart that takes place in conversion, and beliefs that encourage post-conversion transformation and beliefs that hinder, ...
  • From Anabaptist to Pietist Church Music – Chester Weaver Session #7 on Saturday, November 19, 2011 Bro. Chester Weaver of Lagrange, IN Martin Luther said this, “I’m not ashamed to confess publicly, that next to theology there is no art which is the equal of music. For she alone, after theology, can do what otherwise only theology can accomplish. Namely, to quiet and cheer up the ...
  • Being Honest With The Problems We Have Created – Frank Reed Session #8 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. Frank Reed of Manheim, PA …And with that new-found information, (I) came back and looked at the community again, and looked at it a little differently and with different eyes than I looked at it before. And what I saw was basically an Anabaptist community that was running away ...
  • Paths To Renewal – Edsel Burdge Session #9 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. Edsel Burdge of Shippensburg, PA My topic assumes three things and poses a question. Conservative Anabaptists are in need of a spiritual renewal. Pietism is one path of renewal. The Old Order, which I will for the sake of argument, equate with original Anabaptistism, and I’m going to think ...
  • Tracing the Hand of God in the Formation of the Christian Day School Movement – Jonas Sauder Session #10 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. Jonas Sauder of Lancaster, PA I hope there are parents, there are young people, there are mothers, fathers, cousins; everyone should have a concern as to how the rising generation will be formed. And a major burden of my heart is for those young children who are yet unborn, ...
  • Looking Both Ways – Kenneth Kuhns Session #11 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. Kenneth Kuhns of North Bloomfield, OH Where we are at today, is what I want to talk about. I want to talk about where we are. And so if you look at that map; if you walk up to one of those maps in the mall and you want ...
  • Encountering the Living Christ Today – Dean Taylor Session #12 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. Dean Taylor of Ephrata, PA Encountering Christ today is what we are all going to have to do. And I’d like to look at some of that. So that we don’t just become something of a museum piece, or something that’s just put on the shelf…… (Martin Luther King, ...
  • Whatever Happened to the Humility Motif? – John D. Martin Session #13 on Sunday, November 20, 2011 Bro. John D. Martin of Shippensburg, PA My burden for these meetings for the six years we’ve had them now, is that our people would understand the unique concepts that have made our people what they are, and would not so quickly disregard those for something else. Now tonight, we’re ...


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2 thoughts on “AIC 2011”

  1. I’d like to have more information when and where this years(2012) conference will be. I was overwhelmed that such a conference still exists. Gideon

    1. I believe plans are being made for the 2012 conference to be held in Lititz, Pennsylvania in the fall of 2012. I don’t believe there are plans for a meeting to be held in Sarasota, Florida this year. AR

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