A View from the Pew: Worshiping During Baptism

Baptism is a powerful symbol in my faith tradition, and I cherish it with greater intensity as I age. Whether it’s the strength of my memories or the decreasing frequency with which baptisms occur, baptism is an important time of worship for me.

Connections 01.08.2017: Going Under

I was watching a made-for-television film about Jesus. In its depiction of Jesus’ baptism, he joined John in the Jordan River. As they stood in the river, which came up to their waists, John poured water over Jesus’ head.

Uniform 03.03.2015: Baptized by the Spirit

Do you have a baptism story? I do. I was ten, and I remember facing my baptism with a mixture of excitement and dread.