Irenic Thoughts

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Baptismal Identity

Whitney is baptizedI am still at the DaySpring Conference Center in Florida for a meeting on liturgy. Today we have talked a good bit about baptismal identity. The idea is that we find our identity as Christians in our baptism. This is primary. It is what makes us Christian. In baptism we are not made Episcopalian, or any other denomination, but we die with Christ and are raised with him. This identity is what makes us one with other denominations, who are likewise baptized into Christ. This baptismal identity also is what makes us ministers of the Gospel, as all Christians are called to be, rather than just the clergy.

Roger is baptizedI have spent the day with people who are all convinced about this, as I am. But what about the world wide web out there? How important is this oneness we share with all Christians in baptism? How important is the fact that scripture considers all who have been baptized to be both saints, and ministers of the Gospel?

The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor + King of Peace Episcopal Church


  • At 4/29/2006 7:43 PM, Blogger Ryan said…

    DaySpring is one of the only places that I can say was a major part of my formation. It is one of the biggest reasons I am glad I am going back to my home diocese of SW Florida. I find the most difficult thing about DaySpring is did you handle it?



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