Piety Hill Musings

The ramblings of the 52 year old Rector of St. John's Episcopal Church of Detroit. Piety Hill refers to the old name for our neighborhood. The neighborhood has changed a great deal in the over 150 years we have been on this corner (but not our traditional biblical theology) and it is now known for the neighboring theatres, the professional baseball and football stadiums and new hockey/basketball arena.

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Location: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Sunday, March 23, 2008

New Christians!

The Feast of the Resurrection is a wonderful time for making new Christians!
At St. John's we had 4 baptisms last night at our Vigil Service - the first time at the vigil we have had them since my arrival at St. John's (we have usually done a large number of them on "low Sunday" the week after).

Matthew Reichhart, Shane Boehm, Melissa Cook and James Cook are our newest members of the body of Christ (two babies, a 5 year old, and an adult).

In Rome even the Pope took time to remind the world the Resurrection is about conversion.

VATICAN CITY--Italy's most prominent Muslim, an iconoclastic writer who condemned Islamic extremism and defended Israel, converted to Catholicism Saturday in a baptism by the pope at a Vatican Easter service.
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