8 responses to What is communal life like for Hutterites?
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    Comment on Thanks so much (February 10th, 2015 at 09:15)

    Thanks so much

    Our Church faces much the same issues. I appreciate your sharing about technology and we feel much the same. Our Church is Amish-Mennonite so we use words like “Standard” instead of “Ordnung” and in our standards we have limitations on technology. We do not oppose it entirely but we see the potential for evil in the fact that the games and such can take away from personal interaction and family communication.

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    Naomi Wilson
    Comment on What is communal life like for Hutterites? (February 10th, 2015 at 10:04)

    My family has enjoyed watching an online video with the title “What happened when some Hutterites were born again?” I think Flat Willow is the name of that community. It is an older video with a tone similar to The Amish A People of Preservation.

    Also, I have really enjoyed listening to sermons by Reuben Walter, who is the preacher for Fort Pitt Farms Christian Community in Saskatchewan. That community has a website with pictures of their colony. I have appreciated learning more about Hutterites from these two sources. I wonder if Linda is familiar with either of these colonies?

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    Comment on Thank you (February 10th, 2015 at 10:24)

    Thank you

    Thank you Linda, for taking the time to fill us in on the details. It’s nice to learn more about you and your community. Wishing you all the best with your book!

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    Comment on What is communal life like for Hutterites? (February 10th, 2015 at 20:24)

    I’ve enjoyed reading about the Hutterites as well. I had never heard of Hutterites until about 3 or 4 years ago.
    I think there is much to admire about communal living and I considered living a communal life many years ago, but never took the steps to do so.
    I know its a huge blessing and relief for anyone to know that they will be well taken care of by their own community when they are old. Or when they are not so old too..

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    Comment on Communal Life (February 11th, 2015 at 08:03)

    Communal Life

    In our plain, car Mennonite Church, we have the same concerns about technology and have all internet access through a mandatory filtered server, with strict limits on what we can access as well as time limits. All smart phones are connected through the same filter. Our conference report requires that computers be used for business purposes and that all games be removed. Excessive texting also is discouraged.

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    Comment on Communal Life (February 11th, 2015 at 08:06)

    Communal Life

    Some time if we ever get to tour the west by car, we do want to visit a Hutterite community. We have so many things in common and yet so many significant differences. Thanks for taking the time to share with us, Linda.

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    Ed from NY
    Comment on What is communal life like for Hutterites? (February 14th, 2015 at 17:20)

    Hope it’s not too late for questions —

    1. Is there still a Hutterite colony in Nigeria? How’s it doing?

    2. What are Hutterite customs around dating and marriage? Does a Hutterite ever marry an outsider, and remain Hutterite?

    3. Anything equivalent to “rumspringa” in the Hutterite community

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