Reasons to Believe

Creeds

  • The Appeal of Common Christianity

    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

  • Israel's Creed: The Shema Part 5

    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

  • Israel's Creed: The Shema Part 4

    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

  • Israel's Creed: The Shema Part 3

    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

  • Israel's Creed: The Shema Part 2

    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

  • Israel's Creed: The Shema Part 1

    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

  • Creedal Controversy: The Orthodoxy of "Days"

    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