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On Theology and the Christian Life - Baptismal bookends to my first year in the parish


August 24, 2018

The youngest member of my congregation recently celebrated his first birthday. In August of 2017, Aaron Anderson joined what one prayer calls the “human family.” That petition goes on to plead he be united to Christ’s Church through the waters of Holy Baptism. Christ be praised, he has been and is joined to this immortal body! Aug. 20, 2017, marked the time in which Aaron was “separated from the multitude of unbelievers” and brought “safe and secure (into) the holy ark of the Christian Church,” (excerpts from Luther’s so-called “Flood Prayer”). So, Aaron has most recentl...

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