Tag Archives: Baptism

Learning to Die Well

She was eight years old and had leukemia. Her parents were in the kitchen fixing coffee when she asked the question. “Brother Steve, my parents won’t talk about it, but I have a question for you.” “Okay, Lisa. What is it?” “Am I going to die?” There it is. The one subject we do…

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Turning the Tide on Baptismal Indifference: Some Thoughts on the Teaching of Baptism with Anthony Cross

Dr. Anthony R. Cross, a historian at Oxford University and an ordained Baptist minister, offers a personal reflection on the ways that he has taught baptism to students and congregations when the majority of ministers and churches are generally indifferent to baptism, both in the New Testament and the contemporary church. Dr Anthony…

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Knowing God through Experience: The role of personal testimony in baptismal services among Baptists

Knowing God Through Experience: The role of personal testimony in baptismal services among Baptists. A CHARIS lecture by Dr. Anthony R. Cross, Oxford University. Response from Dr. Everett Ferguson, Abilene Christian University. Originally presented October 12, 2015, Chapel on the Hill, Abilene Christian University. “The personal testimonies of baptismal candidates occupy a key place within the…

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The Sacrament of Baptism among the First Baptists

The Sacrament of Baptism among the First Baptists.  Dr. Anthony R. Cross (Oxford University). With a response by Dr. Doug Foster (Abilene Christian University).  Presented as a CHARIS lecture on October 13, 2015. Abilene Christian University. “Baptismal sacramentalism continues to generate considerable interest, and often polarized views, among Baptists. With reference to the…

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