I am about to start a series of sermons on baptism, coming especially from the United Methodist perspective. Like all of us I’m sure, I have fallen into the pattern of certain cliches and formulas to “explain” baptism, some of which are helpful, but some are probably less so.
SO, I would be interested in hearing YOUR descriptions of what is happening in baptism. Are you an anabaptist, holding to “believer’s baptism” after a profession of faith past the age of accountability? Let me know. Are you rooted in the Anglo-Catholic tradition a believe that persons should be baptized as soon as they are able? Let me hear your theology of that belief. And, does the amount of water matter in the sacrament?
Please understand that I am fairly secure in my belief system, and I need to hear from you to push on my understandings and to hear some of the questions that I might need to be addressing in this series.
PLEASE!!! If you normally lurk around this site, I REALLY covet your comments. Paint me a picture of your theology and understanding of baptism.