Five from One: Happy Anniversary Patheos

As Tommy Kidd noted yesterday, we are in the middle of Patheos’ five-year-anniversary celebration.  Congratulations to Patheos for successfully “hosting the conversation on faith” for the past half-decade.  In my estimation, they have done a great job! For my part, this month marks a full year that I have had the privilege of writing for [Read More…]

The Meaning of Baptism in the Early Church

Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions.  By Robin M. Jensen.  Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2012. Teaching at a theological seminary, I find the breadth of each class challenging, something I have written about here and here.  At the same time, it helps me to develop an eye for larger patterns [Read More…]