Anabaptist Core#1 – Jesus – Our Example, Teacher, Friend, Redeemer and Lord

Some years ago, Urban Expression in partnership with the Anabaptist Network and Bristol Baptist College ran several webinars. These were hosted and recorded by the Church of the Brethren in the US.

The 2015-16 webinars organised by the Centre for Anabaptist Studies will explore the 7 core convictions of the UK Anabaptist Network. These summarize the heart of Anabaptism and its contemporary significance. They are also at the heart of the book, “The Naked Anabaptist”. We have invited 7 people from different contexts (the UK, South Africa, Australia and North America) to reflect on these convictions, critique them and ask how they work out in practice. Here, Joshua Searle examines Jesus as the source of our life, the central reference point of our faith and lifestyle, for our understanding of church and our engagement with society.

Searle is Tutor in Theology and Public Thought and the Assistant Director of Postgraduate Research at Surgeon’s College, and a graduate of Oxford, Dublin and Prague and author of books and articles on millennial studies and the social theology of evangelical Christians.