September 12, 2019 Thursday, 5:30, Ross Blue Room, The Wise Weirdo in the Wilderness. Scripture Reading: Luke 3 Tonight, we will talk about a very strange guy- John the Baptist. Here are some questions we will be asking: What is a prophet? What exactly was John doing out there in the wilderness? Did Jews practice baptism? What is all this talk about Messiahs? Why did Jesus need to be baptized? We will be talking theologies of baptism, the symbolism of water and wilderness (in preparation for our Gathering of the Waters Service on Sunday), and why we need to firmly reclaim the practice of repentance. See you there!