Welcome to our second season of JesusHacked podcast.
We’ve a special focus on Baptism this season, and what better way to start out than a conversation with Bishop Wayne Smith and podcast host Dan Handschy. Dan’s also the bishop’s appointed lead on a task force looking at how we can strengthen the rite of baptism in this community.
Can you describe how the last gasps of Christendom affect us in the Diocese of Missouri?
How might we focus attention back on baptism?
What changed in your life at your baptism, from your perspective now looking back, what was the shift that happened there?
How would our diocese re-focused on baptism, how would the life of the congregations feel different in April 2020 (the bishop’s retirement date) from now?
As you are looking at your retirement and doing that reflection, that continuous reflection on your own baptism, what do you think God is bringing to birth in you at this moment in your life?
- Transcript of the podcast episode
- In the bishop’s address to last year’s annual diocesan convention, he spoke about baptism. Read it here.
- Book of Common Prayer online
“Wade In the Water,” Ella Jenkins, Smithsonian Folkways. Used with permission.