Articles by "William Yoder, Ph.D."

Siegfried Springer, Bridgebuilder between East and West, Passes Away

Bischof Siegfried Springer will not be easy to replace - a pastor at home in two worlds.

Ukraine‘s Baptist Union Breaks Its Ties with John MacArthur

Its lengthy statement on this date reports that a significant number of teachers - but not the rector - will be leaving the Union's 1999-founded „Irpen Biblical Seminary" („Irpin" in Ukrainian, near Kiev) in order to form a new schooling centre strictly under MacArthur's leadership.

A Russian Prayer Breakfast Met in St. Petersburg

The St. Petersburg branch of Russia's Prayer Breakfast movement celebrated its tenth anniversary in the top of "the German blockade of WW II.".

Moscow‘s Baptist Seminary Back in Operation

As of 1 April, the Russian Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists´ (RUECB) flagship „Moscow Theological Seminary", is again up-and-running.

A Church Fellowship with Endangered Future

After the departure of five of approximately eight total bishops during the past 20 months, Moscow's "Evangelical-Lutheran Church of the Augsburg Confession" appears to be on its last legs.

Reasons for Hope in Eastern Ukraine

During a meeting with Moscow Baptist pastor Vitaly Vlasenko on 14 December, Lugansk Metropolitan Mitrofan stressed that "Evangelical-Christians, Baptists and Pentecostals belong to the traditional confessions within our region".

“It Was God’s Calling”: Willy Peters, Mennonite Pastor Who Knew How to Serve

Willy Peter’s devotion to his church, his solidarity and sense of duty in illness and adversity, the refusal to abandon the remnants of a church, remain the lasting testimony of his life.

America in the Russian Far East: Remarkable Humanitarian Efforts of Alexander Kaiser

The Pentecostal lay preacher Alexander Kaiser launches a rehabilitation centre that helps marginalized groups.

A Partisan Exit from the Cheese Dome: Ukrainian Baptists since 2014

Russian-born Mikhail Cherenkov, a leading theologian among Ukrainian Baptists, is among those calling for the development of a "modern" and open Ukrainian Protestant movement.

Baptist Umbrella Organisations Clarify Their Geopolitical Preferences

A new Cold War is approaching and the Baptist World Alliance (BWA) with its European Baptist Federation (EBF) are making their geopolitical preferences clear.