Salvation and baptism have been linked since John the Baptist started soaking people (including Jesus) in the Jordan River. There’s lots to be said about that relationship, but for today, there’s an essay on the full nature of baptism that no thinking Christian should miss.

My OSL brother, the Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards, has posted a simply superb exposition at his Emerging UMC blog on the topic, Can We Still Talk about… Salvation? (Part 4 of the Series). I’m not going to try to summarize it here, because it’s too good to be truncated. Go, read. Now. Later we’ll talk.