The Fierce Urgency of Now

We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history there is such a thing as being too late… Over the bleached bones and jumbled residue of numerous civilizations are written the pathetic words: ‘too late.’ ……

A Radical-Wesleyan Understanding of Christian Initiation

Baptism is fundamentally an act of protest. It is the initiation into a community committed to living contrary to the oppressive ways of the world. Baptism is a collective form of “civil disobedience.” As Rodney Clapp writes, the rite of baptism is the act that most expresses our constitution and cultivation as a Christian people….