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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Night Visions, Fasting, and Weary Shepherding: Reflections on Preparing and Preaching

Four horns, flying scrolls, a wicked witch: how does one preach on such night visions without getting night terrors or at least wondering along with the prophet himself “what are these, my lord” (Zech 1:9)? In this presentation, I will reflect on preparing and preaching from Zechariah without dreading it.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Pearls, Gifts and Beggars: Infant Baptism in the Early Church

In this talk, we will look at three early church fathers (Tertullian, Augustine, and Gregory of Nazianzus) when it comes to their views on infant baptism. Although they agreed that baptism is a precious gift, nevertheless, they disagreed about who should receive it. As we unpack the theological rationale of their respective views, we will also point out the weaknesses of those same views and consider some challenges they present for the Church today.