Howard S.Baker, MD of Wynnewood, PA, died on Monday Dec. 21st., 2015 at age 75. Beloved husband of Maggie Baker, Ph.D. and devoted father of Nick Baker and Alexander Baker, Psy.D.(Tara Dickey). He is also survived by his granddaughter, Eva Victoria Grace Baker and brother, John Baker. He was a man of vibrant faith, as well as being a faithful friend. He was a wounded healer with a zest for life. Howard’s faith was one always seeking understanding. We dedicate this podcast to his blessed memory. In it we ponder what is at the heart of the Christian faith. What is the essence of this movement that has endured for millenia? We conclude the podcast with some thoughts from Howard’s favorite theologian, Friedrich Schleiermacher.
“Homeless in this world, not yet at home in the next, we human beings are wanderers between two worlds. But precisely as wanderers, we are also children of God in Christ. The mystery of our life is God’s mystery. Moved by Him, we must sigh, be ashamed of ourselves, be shocked and die. Moved by Him, we may be joyful and courageous, hope and live. He is the Origin. Therefore, we must persist in the movement and call: ‘Hallowed be Thy name! Thy Kingdom come! They will be done, on earth as it is in heaven!'”
-Karl Barth, Konfirmandenunterricht