Edsel is a researcher and historian at the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietistic Studies at Elizabethtown College. He is co-author with Samuel L. Horst of Building on the Gospel Foundation: The Mennonites of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and Washington County, Maryland, 1730–1970 (Herald Press, 2004) and holds an M.A. from Villanova University.
- Mennonite Great Awakening: Part 1
- Mennonite Great Awakening: Part 2
- Panel Discussion on Mennonite History
- A Biblical Anabaptist View of History
- Interpreting the Past: The Interaction of God and Man