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Video From the AP Religion Beat

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I was looking at the videos from the AP religion beat over the past year. We really cover a wide range – from Santa Muerte worship to Amish buggy battles. Check out the samples below. I produced and edited each…

Nice Review From Central Asian Studies Journal

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Check out this review of my book in a research journal produced by the think tank Uluslararası Stratejik Arastirmalar Kurumu (International Strategic Research Organisation/USAK) in Turkey. It’s good to see the exposure Pilgrims on the Silk Road is receiving: Journal…

Director’s Profile in The Kansan

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This profile was printed in The Kansan newspaper just prior to the premiere of Through the Desert Goes Our Journey: The Mennonite Trek to Central Asia at the Bethel Fall Festival back in 2008. I thought Melanie Zuercher did a…

Special events near Vancouver: May 28 & 29

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The Mennonite Historical Society of British Columbia is graciously hosting me for a two special events at Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford, BC. On Saturday, May 28, at 7:00pm we’ll have a screening of Through the Desert Goes Our Journey.…

Upcoming Conference at Georgetown

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In a few weeks, I’ll be presenting my research about the Mennonites of Pilgrims On The Silk Road alongside a scholar who studied church missions & politics in the Belgian Congo, and the Irish-American Catholic use of mass media (i.e.…

Pilgrims on the Silk Road: Key Reviews

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Editorial Reviews “While Ratliff’s historical presentation is a major accomplishment, the fascinating effect of his book is due largely to his storytelling skill …” –Mennonite Quarterly Review Highlighting Ratliff’s masterful presentation…I conclude with the most outstanding attribute of the book-its…