The Christian Leader, our Mennonite Brethren (MB) periodical, began in 1937 as a publication for our youth, and soon became the denominational publication for all MB constituents in the United States and Canada. The periodical for this time frame contains articles and brief news items about a variety of topics, including the MB conferences, MB theology and concerns, MB missions, Tabor College and other MB educational institutions, events in the life of MB congregations (baptisms, ordinations, pastoral changes, church anniversaries, tragedies) as well as events in the lives of the members of the MB congregations (obituaries, weddings, anniversaries). News items from Mennonite Central Committee, Civilian Public Service, the broader Evangelical, Anabaptist, and political world also appear, along with book reviews and editorials.
The Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies at Tabor College has completed indices to The Christian Leader from 1937 to 1959. A third volume will be forthcoming. Hard copy is available as follows: Vol.1 (1937-1951) $27.50, and Vol.2 (1952-1959) $37.50.If you wish to purchase both volumes, the combined total would be $55.00.
These indices are now word searchable. If you wish an actual copy (photo copy or scan) of the entry in The Christian Leader, the charge will be five dollars per copy (whether 1 paragraph news brief or 1 obituary or a 3-page article). If the suggested topics of inquiry below do not reflect your interest, please feel free to detail your request in the “other” section.
Let us know how we may assist you.
Director, Center for Mennonite Brethren Studies, Tabor College