12 responses to The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes

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    Slightly-handled-Order-man
    cool (November 16th, 2012 at 07:08)

    cool

    Very well done!
    In my reading I’ve seen many of the images used, but I like the way it was all put together. I thought the scene where you had the first person to be Anabaptized moving across the map eventually to his end, was, ‘cute’ and creative!

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    excellent (November 16th, 2012 at 07:47)

    excellent

    The history of God´s chosen people is for me sometimes very difficult to understand, but in this video everything is clear and objective, without prejudices or mistakes.

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    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 09:25)

    I really like this and may also put it on my own blog, since I sometimes have people asking me what the difference is between the Amish, Mennonites and Hutterites. Thanks Erik and Mike!

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    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 10:07)

    Thanks for the comments!
    I cant remember if I mention it in the video or not, but the picture that shows up of Jakob Ammann (before the video begins) is one I drew, based on a photo of an Amish man (I added the mustache to be historically accurate! ;-) ).
    The background of that picture is the valley in the Alsace (France) where Jakob spent a good portion of his days until an edict (1712) that demanded an eviction of all Anabaptists from the area forced him (and practically all the rest of the Anabaptists in the area) to relocate. Jakob’s house (still standing today) is just behind and below the foreground shrubbery.
    A friend and I are working on a short biography of Jakob Ammann, hopefully to be published next Spring.

    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes

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    Tom in Kentucky
    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 16:26)

    Great video, fun and informative.

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    Very intresting (November 16th, 2012 at 18:48)

    Very intresting

    Well this was so intresting about there history, loved it very to the point and in only 8 mins. Well done.

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    Lattice
    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 18:49)

    Mike, is that your voice narrating? I hope to not offend whoever it might be, it’s just that I detect a hint of an accent, perhaps. Was English the narrator’s first language?

    Thank you for answering some questions I had about Russian Mennonites. Great work, by the way.

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      The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 18:59)

      Yeah, that’s me. If you were a Hoosier (maybe you are?), maybe you wouldn’t think I had an accent. :-)
      I do know Spanish pretty well (spoke it for several years in South America), and am learning some German. So I suppose I have lost some of my original accent. But my dad was from the Ozarks and some northern people have told me that I have a southern accent. But I definitely dont say, “Ya-alllllll sound like a Yankee.” :-)

      The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes

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        Lattice
        The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 16th, 2012 at 21:24)

        Okay, I listened again and I suppose I can hear the Carolina in your Hoosier ["smiley face"] (I’m technologically impaired)!

        The truth is, you pronounced some words just like my southern Amish friends.

        Very interesting and informational. And you drew Jakob Ammann? I’ll speak for everyone and say, “Wow, we’re impressed!”

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    Alice Mary
    Thanks for sharing! (November 16th, 2012 at 20:50)

    Thanks for sharing!

    Mike, this is just the kind of “learning experience” I need as I get older! I’ve tried reading(and tryng to “picture”) other histories of the Anabaptists, but your video is much more useful to me! I guess I always needed “pictures” (I grew up reading comic books my Dad collected) to fully understand what I was reading and “retain” it for more than 5 minutes. Very nice job, and I appreciate your humor, too. (I THOUGHT that looked like a hand drawn Jakob Ammann!)

    Good luck with your biographical project, too!

    Alice Mary

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Ed
    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 17th, 2012 at 06:58)

    Wow – great video! I love the maps and the focus on immigration!

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    Alice Aber
    The story of the Anabaptists in 8 minutes (November 17th, 2012 at 09:18)

    Very well done and interesting. Thanks for sharing it!!

    Blessings, Alice

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