Gavin Ortlund, a PhD student at Fuller Theological Seminary in California, recently wrote a brief article for The Gospel Coalition’s blog, entitled “Why I Changed My Mind About Baptism” Mr. Ortlund was baptized into the Church of Scotland and raised as a Presbyterian. Through the course of his study, he has departed from the paedobaptist position and become a credo Baptist (i.e. believer’s baptism). His article gives a brief summary of the reasoning behind this transition. The article has garnered quite a bit of attention, with 120+ comments on the article and 540+ facebook “likes” at the time of my writing. My attention was drawn to this article by an interview with Mark Horne on the City of God blog.
Here’s a link to the Gavin Ortlund article:
http://thegospelcoalition.org/blogs/tgc/2013/03/08/why-i-changed-my-mind-about-baptism/ Continue reading