The Amish believe in Jesus Christ as Savior and would be a part of the protestant stream of theology. They emerged from the Anabaptists who began in the early 1500's. The Anabaptists, meaning re-baptizers, broke from the Catholic Church over infant baptism among other things. They believed that a person should be baptized only after an adult confession of faith.


They differ, however, in lifestyle issues since they believe that much of what is seen in Christendom has been impacted by the world. This is part of what led to the split with the Mennonites in the 1600's. Things were ...
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By Nancy Lembke

A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water.  The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.

Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun.  Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.

The dance of ...
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Dave Mast

Noted American author and intellect Clifton Paul Fadiman once wrote, “Cheese — milk’s leap toward immortality.”

Fadiman must have been visiting Amish Country when he penned those words.

Each year a grand champion cheesemaker is determined, and four local cheese companies make it awfully tough to determine the winner.

But one must be named, and recently, the man behind a cheese dynasty had to take his turn up front saying cheese for the camera.

Richard Guggisberg accepted the grand champion cheesemaker honor on Thursday, Sept. 26 during the 61st annual Ohio Swiss Festival, on behalf ...
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