Reclaiming the Subversive Nature of Baptism
Sabbatical Lecture | April 24, 2018 | 11:10 a.m. | Room 205, Main Building
The purpose of this lecture is to rediscover the significance of baptism as conveyed by the texts of the New Testament. Returning to the earliest interpretation and practice of this rite may be helpful for our present understanding of it. I believe that, with some exceptions, the church has too often misappropriated the role and meaning of baptism. I hope to suggest some ways by which this misunderstanding can be undone so that we may recover the relevance baptism had for our ancestors in the faith.
All are welcome to attend this sabbatical lecture.