Friday, February 08, 2013

Around the Horn

At first, Thom Rainer gives Ten Reflections on a Decade of Church Consulting. There is some thought-provoking stuff here. 

At second, here’s a good use of 26 minutes and 35 seconds. It’s the speech at the National Prayer Breakfast given by Dr. Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon. It’s worth watching, not for the spiritual content (there’s very little), nor for the dramatics (there is almost none), but rather for the style (always learn from communicators of all kinds), and for the content (is it convincing to you? What would make it more convincing?). 

At third, here’s a comparison of answers to a question about rebaptism. One is from a paedobaptist (one who baptizes infants) and one from a credobaptist (one who baptizes only believers). There are a lot of good reasons not to be a paedobaptist and this article exposes many of them. The credobaptist answer is a good one. By the way, you should remember that many paedobaptists don’t believe that babies are saved when they are baptized sprinkled (which makes me all the more curious as to why do it). Presbyterians who baptize infants do so for a different reason than Catholics who baptize infants. Please don’t confuse them. Presbyterians are our brothers, even if they are disobedient to the command to baptize.

And last, here’s a good discussion between Ligon Duncan and Thabiti Anyabwile about baptism. I am a Baptist by conviction, but it’s good to here a discussion about it.

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