Baptism, Jesus video games, and grilled cheese? That’s why people keep coming back to the blog, folks: I’m not afraid to tackle the hard topics.

Here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

Must Baptism Precede Membership? Of Course! Jonathan Leeman has a great take on the topic, I think. What say you?

Baptism is like a team jersey. To “put it on” is to publicly identify yourself with the Trinity. That’s what Jesus means when he speaks of being baptized “into the name” of Father, Son, and Spirit. When you are baptized, you are saying, “I’m with them!”  You are putting on the team jersey. [read more]

First Video Game About Jesus Launches on Facebook. Is it just me, or is this the creepiest thing you’ve ever seen? I wonder what Ricky Bobby would say about this?

The game follows the life of Christ during his public ministry from the point of view of a character whose name is pulled from the user’s Facebook profile. Players collect items and trade them with their Facebook friends to progress through Christ’s mission.

…the “Journey of Jesus” allows the player to “connect with the real human emotional elements” by playing and interacting with Jesus as themselves. [read more]

21+ Ways to Upgrade Your Grilled Cheese. Some people’s love language is acts of service. Mine is grilled cheese.

Aside from necessarily being sliced, the only other rule here is that it can’t be too hole-y (or your cheese will drip out), and it can’t be sliced too thick, (lest your cheese won’t melt). White bread and American is what many of us grew up on, but if you want to go fancier, feel free to use a nice hand-sliced Italian ciabatta, a good sourdough, or a French boule. Grilled cheese is a great way to use up day-old bread, as the grilling process will resuscitate it a bit. [read more]

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