The “spontaneous baptisms” are to be done quickly, “on average between 30 to 45 seconds,” to keep things flowing, the guide suggests. “Think of the (changing) room in terms of a NASCAR pit stop,” the guide explains. “It has to be quick in and quick out.”
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About Sarah Pulliam Bailey
Sarah Pulliam Bailey joined RNS as a national correspondent at RNS in 2013. Bailey most recently worked as managing editor for Odyssey Networks, covering religion through multimedia. Before that, she spent four years as online editor for Christianity Today.
Copies of Anne Frank’s diary have been vandalized in Japan. Pope Francis is launching reforms. The star of the show “Amish Mafia” has been sentenced for driving with a suspended license.
(RNS) Fights in Arizona and Kansas about denying services to gays and lesbians mirrors the national debate on whether the religious rights of business owners also extend to their for-profit companies.
NEW YORK (RNS) The practice of reclaiming and eating food that has been discarded is populated mostly by nonreligious people. But for Gio Andollo, Dumpster diving is an act of faith, one that is motivated by a biblical mandate to care for the Earth.
A snake handling pastor has died–from the snake. Charts-topping nuns are set to release a third album. The Olympics are full of faith-related news.
(RNS) Christian leaders, including megachurch pastors Rick Warren and Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami, plan to rent every screen in numerous multiplex theaters in 10 cities for the upcoming Jesus film, “Son of God.”
AUSTIN, Texas (RNS) If past conferences such as Women of Faith drew thousands of women to indoor stadiums for devotional Bible study, a new generation of evangelical women is looking outward and concerned with social justice.
“The Christian Oscars,” or MovieGuide awards, were presented. The New Yorker tracks the rise of secularism. Also, get your Puritan Valentine’s Day cards.
(RNS) The timing may have to do with the Christian university’s president’s resignation due to health concerns.