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I’m 40 now and it took me all of my adult life to come to a deeper understanding of the Lord’s Supper because of my Baptist upbringing

Similar story to mine here… reflecting heavily as we prepare to enter Lent yet again: Having been raised in a Southern Baptist church in Oklahoma, I never had learned to be sentimental about the Lord’s Supper; it was something we observed once a quarter on a Sunday night so that no one would confuse us with the Catholics and so that non-church members were less likely to be present. And thus, even as a pastor, …

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What is a High Church Baptist?

  I’m a Baptist. That’s not always an easy descriptor to assign to myself because I am…you might say…”high church.” A “high church baptist.” Weird, I know. What does high church mean to me? 1. High church is an adjective that, to me, helps differentiate my preference and personal theology of worship from “low church.” 2. Neither high church nor low church is preferable to God or general polity of denominations or congregations. One is …

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