Baptism of Jesus

January 13, 2013
See Also: 
Reading 1: 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Reading 2: 
Psalm 29
Reading 3: 
Acts 8:14-17
Reading 4: 
Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
By Bruce G. Epperly

Today, we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus. In our ecumenical and interreligious context, we lift up baptism as one way of affirming God’s ultimate care for creation. Sacraments are visible signs God’s ubiquitous grace. Although sacraments have often been the source of controversy, their purpose is to inspire, assure, and affirm.

A Trick Question or Invitation to Immortality

Author - First Name: 
Bruce G.
Author - Last Name: 
Date Delivered: 
November 11, 2007

28th Sunday in Ordinary Time

Luke 20:27-38


I've just started reading C. Hartshorne's Omnipotence and Other Theological Mistakes. The one response I find least satisfactory is his observation on immortality. What are your views?
Publication Month: 
June 1998
Author - First Name: 
John B.
Author - Last Name: 
Cobb, Jr.

Dr. Cobb's Response

Christians have varied ideas about "immortality" and tend to cover up their differences with vague rhetoric. Behind that rhetoric I encounter three general views with lots of diversity within them.

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