Baptism is one of those things that happens at church that doesn’t always get a lot of thought. Considering how important many people think getting baptized is, this is a bit odd. In my experience, most of the discussion around baptism is about the “how” rather than the “why” of baptism. The two main “hows” […]
Reflecting on necessity
There are some things I wonder about every year. For example, in a few months, I’ll be wondering how I got this old. But this is Words From the Middle, not miscellaneous wonderings so . . . Every year we have The Baptism of the Lord Sunday and every year I find myself thinking about […]
Baptized, but why?
The Baptism of the Lord Sunday is one of the recurring Sundays in the church year. I don’t mind recurring Sundays. I feel there is real value in looking again at something familiar . . . but actually looking at it. Regardless of all that I was wondering what I was going to say about […]