Ervin R. Stutzman will be discussing the topic of his new book “Discerning God’s Will Together: Biblical Interpretation in the Free Church Tradition,” which was recently released by Cascadia Publishing. In this book, Stutzman explores his understanding of communal forms of biblical interpretation
Also, he will be discussing his most recent book "Jacob's Choice," which was released through Herald Press/MennoMedia. Based on actual events, Ervin explores a ancestor's commitment to pacifism that leads him through a season of captivity, a complicated romance, an unrelenting search for missing family members, and an astounding act of forgiveness and reconciliation. Fans of Amish fiction will resonate with this book.
Ervin Stutzman has served as pastor, district overseer, missions administrator, Lancaster Mennonite Conference moderator, and moderator for Mennonite Church USA. Many of those roles he served in the Lancaster Pennsylvania area. Previously, he has also served as a professor and Dean at Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg Virginia. He received his Ph.D. from Temple University and holds Masters degrees from the University of Cincinnati and Eastern Mennonite Seminary.
Born into an Amish community and brought up in Kansas, Ervin Stutzman has published several books, both theological and stories of his own heritage.
There will be a time of coffee and light refreshments provided by East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Also, the audience will be encourage to respond during a time of Question and Answer.