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Hosted ByElizabeth Pittman

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The Baptismal River | Rev. Dr. Richard Davenport

The Baptismal River | Rev. Dr. Richard Davenport

Rev. Dr. Richard Davenport joins host Elizabeth Pittman on this episode of The Concordia Publishing House Podcast to discuss his upcoming Bible study, The Baptismal River: Studying The Sacrament Throughout Scripture. His new Bible study will be available on in August.

Learn more and download a sample session at

Show Notes:
In Baptism, you become the human God created you to be. 
Throughout the episode, Pastor Davenport shares his experience writing about the Sacrament of Baptism and studying for his doctoral work at Concordia Seminary St. Louis. He and Elizabeth also discuss what a great gift Baptism is, the relationship between the flood and Baptism, the unique qualities of a Baptism, what God accomplishes through our Baptisms, and more. Listen to the full episode now to learn about God’s deeper purpose for Baptism and how Pastor Davenport will challenge readers to ask, “Do we really need Baptism? What makes it special?” 

About the Guest

Rev. Dr. Richard Davenport lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, with his wife and son. He currently serves as pastor at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. He received his MDiv from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 2009 and his PhD in doctrinal theology, also from Concordia Seminary, in 2013, focusing on a Lutheran theology of hope. You can read more of his writing at