What to do when you’re a retired Amish bishop? Maybe a lecture tour.
That could be what one Amish leader has in mind in northern Indiana.
Goshen News reports that ‘Atlee Dan’ Miller recently gave a talk on Amish history and the settlement of his region, Amish education, and church splits to an audience at the Topeka Historical Society. The talk was held in the fire department at Topeka, one of a few hamlets scattered throughout the heavily-populated Amish region.
An Amish bishop may hand the reins over to a younger leader on reaching older age, while retaining ‘senior bishop’ status.
It’s a bit unclear whether that is the case here, or whether the writer is just referring to Miller being retired from his occupation.
In any case, Miller had an uplifting message to add to the history lesson. His advice? “Believe in Jesus Christ and God and keep them important in our lives and walk humbly before God.” If we do that, Miller said, “I see a bright future.”