Month: November 2011

St. Andrew’s Day

November 30th is St. Andrew’s Day- a celebration of the Apostle Andrew, Patron Saint of Scotland. Obviously I am not one for the veneration of Saints as it is practiced in some traditions, but taking time to honour the giants of the faith is… Continue Reading “St. Andrew’s Day”

John of Damascus, a Credobaptist?

“The baptism then into Christ means that believers are baptized into Him. We could not believe in Christ if we were not taught confession in Father, Son, and Holy Spirit… And He laid on us the command to be born again of water and of the… Continue Reading “John of Damascus, a Credobaptist?”

Irenaeus on Baptism

For as we are lepers in sin, we are made clean, by means of the sacred water and the invocation of the Lord, from our old transgressions; being spiritually regenerated as new-born babes, even as the Lord has declared: “Except a man be born… Continue Reading “Irenaeus on Baptism”

Karl Barth on Baptism

I was surprised to find out yesterday that the Swiss theologian Karl Barth, in spite of his participation in the Reformed Church tradition rejected paedobaptism.  Here’s one interesting quote: Baptism without the willingness and readiness of the baptized is true, effectual and effective baptism,… Continue Reading “Karl Barth on Baptism”

Orthodox and Baptists

Exactly one week after my post on my fascination with Eastern Orthodoxy, I came across a Baptist World Alliance communication release regarding a meeting between the BWA and the Patriarchate of Constantinople, a meeting which concluded around the time I was writing that post.… Continue Reading “Orthodox and Baptists”


One of my long standing areas of interests is Eastern Orthodoxy.  Sparked many moons ago in a course at Redeemer University College, I have continued in fascination for these many years.  I was thrilled while at McMaster Divinity College we were given the assignment… Continue Reading “Orthodoxy”