Posts from January 2017

What do other people believe about Baptism?

It has been a Baptism heavy month here at University Lutheran with the baptisms of Tempest and Taylor, and a few upcoming Baptisms. That is definitely a reason to give thanks to God, because as we confessed together last week: What benefits does Baptism give? Baptism works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the […]

Elements and Baptism

The water in there, is it holy water? Occasionally I will get questions  like that about the water that we use for Baptism. I was told a long time ago that the best answer to such questions is often a further question: Why do you want to know? The answer is possibly a nuanced a […]

At least I haven’t murdered anyone

“Well at least I haven’t murdered anyone . . .” It’s probably the most hackneyed self justification out there. “Well, maybe I cheated on my taxes, but [scoff], at least I haven’t murdered anyone.” or “Well, maybe I cheated on my husband, but [scoff], at least I haven’t murdered anyone.” or a thousand other “Well […]