Tag: baptism

Has the Altar Call Displaced the Sacraments?

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/10563762-has-the-altar-call-displaced-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-10563762&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss ways in which the altar call has displaced the sacraments,...

John Wesley’s Ritual for Infant Baptism

The following ritual for “The Ministration of Baptism to Infants” is from “The Sunday service of the Methodists in North America” (pp. 139–143). It...

Infant Baptism and Christian Parenting

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/9460668-infant-baptism-and-christian-parenting.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-9460668&player=small Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss the long tradition of infant baptism in early Methodism, the Reformers, and the church fathers, its scriptural basis,...

The Church’s Authority and Responsibility to Forgive Sins

by Johnathan Arnold with David Fry God alone forgives sins on the basis of Christ’s finished atonement. We are saved by grace alone through faith...

Ways CHM Churches Are More Baptist than Methodist

There are many ways in which the contemporary CHM overlaps with the Baptist tradition more than it does with historic Methodism.

Augustine’s Teaching on the Apostles’ Creed (Part 2)

Continued from Augustine’s Teaching on the Apostles’ Creed (Part 1). (6)… suffered under Pontius Pilate… A. The historicity of Christ’s Death “He was in office as governor...

Virtual Communion, Virtual Church, and the Sacraments

https://www.buzzsprout.com/1305259/8097329-virtual-communion-virtual-church-and-the-sacraments.js?container_id=buzzsprout-player-8097329&player=small In this episode of the Holy Joys Podcast, Johnathan Arnold and David Fry discuss whether or not the church should offer virtual communion and...

Baptism: A Forgotten Commandment

Wesley Adcock once asked, “What is God going to do with all these Holiness people who have not obeyed the scriptural command to...

What Does It Mean to Believe in Jesus?

Since I require my Advanced Homiletics students to preach either John 3:1-13 or John 3:14-21 as their third sermon, I’ve heard seven messages on...

Just How Important is Baptism?

Jesus’ central command is “make disciples.” All the rest—going, baptizing, and teaching—are means by which that central command is completed.