An ecumenical group of clergy, theologians, liturgical scholars and public health experts recently released guidelines for safely observing Ash Wednesday, which falls this year on Feb. 17, recommending no indoor meetings, lots of hand sanitizer and, when doling out ashes in a drive-thru, keeping the line moving to avoid traffic jams.
Baptist: it’s one of the most well-known denominations in Protestant Christianity and aptly named after its main belief in believer’s baptism, where a person chooses to publicly proclaim their faith in Christ by baptism.
There are some 50 million Baptists in the U.S. alone, making it one of the largest groups of Protestants in the nation.
Here are 10 things to know about Baptists and their beliefs.
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The Washington National Cathedral, a prominent Episcopal church in the nation’s capital, came under fire after it announced that it had invited author and pastor Max Lucado, who maintains a traditional view on marriage, to preach during a virtual service.