Within church history, it seems some Christian traditions or denominations like to emphasize those beliefs that make their particular group distinctive. These unique features or beliefs often reflect … more
One of the most divisive issues in the church today is how to interpret the first chapters of Genesis. What are the lengths of the creation days? What is the age of the earth? These questions are not … more
Straight Thinking #167: The Valuable Use of Christian Creeds more
How does Israel’s ancient creedal statement impact Christian theology, particularly the doctrine of the Trinity?
The ancient confessional statement known in Hebrew as the Shema presents the … more
The Middle Eastern religions of Judaism and Islam embrace creeds that successfully summarize their respective faiths in a single sentence.
Could a Christian effectively summarize the essence of … more
Could you effectively summarize your deepest beliefs and values in a couple of sentences?
The ancient confessional statement known in Hebrew as the Shema serves that very purpose for the religion of … more
Is it possible to summarize, in just a few words, what the ancient Hebrews believed about almighty God?
The ancient confessional statement known in Hebrew as the Shema (see part 1) was to serve that … more
What is the single most important verse in the entire Old Testament?
Some biblical scholars would identify [Deuteronomy 6:4] as carrying that kind of significance. Known as the watchword of … more
Does an “orthodox” position on the creation days exist, as it does for the Trinity and the Incarnation? Over the past few years a number of theologically conservative denominations (for … more