“For the promise is for you and for your children”

Why do we baptize infants? This is the question we discussed last night at the Theology and Leadership class. As is true for many areas of Christian faith and practice, there is no one Bible verse that provides irrefutable grounds for baptizing the infants of believers (“paedobaptism”). It’s not a question to be settled by…

Confessing Christ

At church on Sunday, we had the privilege of hearing one of our young people make her profession of faith in Christ. Earlier, she had been interviewed by the session (the elders of the church), at which time she shared with us in her own words about her faith. On Sunday, her profession of faith…

“Your brother will rise again.”

As I prepared this morning for a message to give at a memorial service tomorrow, I was struck by these words of Jesus to Martha, about her dead brother Lazarus: “Your brother will rise again” (John 11:23). What caught my attention was that Jesus called Lazarus, “your brother.” Not “he,” or even “Lazarus,” but “your…