Thursday, January 17, 2013

Best 4 sentences on baptism ever...

"Baptism tries to tell us that the Christian life is at times discordant, dissonant, and disrupting. When one joins Rotary, or the League of Women Voters, they give you a membership card and lapel pin. When one joins the Body of Christ, we throw you under, half drown you, strip you naked and wash you all over, pull you forth sticky and fresh like a newborn. One might think people would get the message." William Willimon in Pastor: The Theology and Practice of Ordained Ministry 

Pretty good Baptist theology for a baby-sprinkling, Methodist Bishop :)

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