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Ravenna and Immersion

When did sprinkling become an acceptable mode of baptism, and what role did the council of Ravenna play in this shift?

Though the topic has continually been controversial, baptism is clearly linked to the forgiveness of sins and the joining of Christ’s covenant in the New Testament (Acts 2:38; 22:16; Rom.

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What Does It Mean To Be Reformed?

A couple of days ago I listened to a very interesting episode of Mortification of Spin, a podcast for the Alliance of Confessional Evangelicals, about the tenth anniversary of the Young, Restless, and Reformed movement or, at least, the article that gave the name to that movement. 1,496 more words


Simple Ideas for Primary 2: Lesson 42 Matching Game

The Church of Jesus Christ – Then and Now

Prepare the cards above for a Matching Game Discussion about the restoration of Jesus Christ’s church.  As the children find matches, have them identify which picture is from Jesus’ time, and which is from modern times.  39 more words


You are what you love 5 : 'Guard your Heart' (how Christian baptism and marriage are subversive)

In chapter 5 ‘Guard your heart’ of his provocative book You Are What You Love, Jamie Smith moves the focus to how to build in ‘habits of love’ into our home lives (‘liturgies of home’) 1,019 more words


Whoever Believes and Is Baptized Will Be Saved. Mk 16:16

At Mass one Sunday a while ago, our congregation was blessed to witness an infant Baptism. The family; a father, a young daughter and a mother holding her infant, approached the baptismal font with very intent looks on their faces. 413 more words


Season of Fear

Your heart pounds so loudly you can’t hear yourself think; you want to run but your feet are encased in lead. Every hair on your body stands up and your flesh ripples with goose bumps. 450 more words


Life lately: leaves

Both those that fall and those that allow you time to bond with your sweet little butterball of a baby. Both are immensely beautiful, so it’s quite fitting that as the first fall and hit the ground, the latter is coming to an end. 193 more words