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How’s the Water?

January 9th, 2014 · Comments Off on How’s the Water? · Faith and the City

One of my former colleagues, Stan Hall, kept an assortment of bottles in his office. It was his water collection. Containers of various shapes and colors held Stan’s special waters. There was a plastic bottle of spring water blessed by Pope John Paul II. There was a bright blue flask of “caffeinated” water. There was […]

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Do You Remember?

September 21st, 2010 · 13 Comments · Faith and the City

In some churches, baptism looks likes this: The person to be baptized approaches the font, the minister dips her hands into the water and speaks the ancient words, “I baptize you in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” Then she says, “Sally, welcome into the church of Jesus Christ—the […]

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