Robert D. Cornwall reviews Living Under Water: Baptism as a Way of Life by Kevin J. Adams. Cornwall makes the case that this book can help us gain a better sense of what baptism means so that we can live into its imaginative promise –
Daoud Kuttab writes that while other churches have built majestic structures at the Baptismal site in Jordan, a wooden structure granted to Baptists is falling apart due to negligence and disregard. It is unclear who is to blame for the lack of progress in setting
Responses to the number of people infected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) have effectively shut down many parts of the world. In Italy, restrictions led to a bathtub baptism of a new believer, streamed live on the internet.
(BP) -- Hundreds or more new believers who made professions of faith at Southern Baptist churches on Baptism Day (Sept. 8). Baptisms ranged from 1 to more than 100 among several Southern Baptist congregations, according to reports to BP and on social media.
(RNS) — Based on 76% of constituent churches that contributed information, Southern Baptists reported their lowest number of baptisms since 1950. “Baptism Sunday,” a newly-designated day on the Southern Baptist Convention's calendar, is in response to falling numbers.
NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- People crowded onto Jacob Riis Park and Beach in Queens on a hot July afternoon to witness 51 people baptized. As exciting as that Saturday beach baptism was for The Journey Church, one of the city's largest Southern Baptist churches,
A tornado smashed into a commercial district in a small Mississippi city and drenching rains fed a rising flood threat. The twister destroyed one church – but a baptism went ahead as scheduled the very next day.
Today the area of land that butts up to the east side of the Jordan River where first-century baptisms were recorded in Scripture is still known by the
Baptists -- always a diverse lot -- increasingly take a variety of stances when it comes to baptism and church membership.
Baptism and local church membership have been inextricably linked historically in the minds of many Baptists. But that view is shifting as a decline in denominational loyalty and the easy movement of American Christians among churches of all stripes have created what writer Phyllis Tickle