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Baptism
November 5, 2006, 4:48 pm
Filed under: Christian, Prayer, Songs, Water

Given I’m going to a Baptist Church, I’m thinking about getting Baptised again.  I was baptised when I was a baby at the United Church…..that my grandfather built.  This will be a different type of experience, being an adult and making a concious choice.  It’s not something I want to jump into but perhaps if I start talking about it and exploring it a little bit more the spirit may move me to the water.  There’s a song that my brother sent to me several months ago called “Lay me Down” by Crosby Stills and Nash that I really like.  It is an absolutely beautiful song.  I mentioned it to my Paster, Rob and he said he thought that it would be appropriate to play it at the church when I get baptised.  Rob said to think of baptism as a “repsonse” to my call to the Christian path.  Neat.  I want to explore it’s significance a bit more first.

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c. f. andrews
October 29, 2006, 5:32 pm
Filed under: Christian, People

Last night a man from my Church gave a presentation on a man called C.F. Andrews. (1871-1940) C. F. Andrews was a Anglican priest from England who worked closely and became extraordinarily good friends with Mahatma Gandhi.  Andrews was appalled by the racism and oppression in South Africa and India. He became involved in the Indian civil Rights struggle and the Indian Independence movement.  He played a prominent role in it’s success becoming highly respected by both the Indian and British. Also known as Christ’s Faithful Apostle, Andrews was named Deenabandu, meaning Friend of the Poor,  by Gandhi and his students at St. Stephen’s College.