Thursday, March 10, 2011

personal creed

I wrote this as a response to a post at another blog, but after writing it, thought that maybe it would be worth posting here as well ... after all, I wrote it.

I believe a person cannot be Christian without being part of a Christian community (church / congregation). I believe that a person cannot be a Christian without being invested in relationships of mutual authenticity and accountability. I believe that it’s important to read the bible, but that reading the bible is not a substitute for relationship. I believe that reading the bible (or going to church) primarily for the purpose of improving oneself is not Christianity, but might be more accurately defined as spiritual self-improvement, or perhaps heretical self-deification. I believe that many people, especially in the western world, practice biblical idolatry, worshiping scripture instead of G-d.

I believe that we can only encounter G-d fully and completely in the context of community.

But more than any of this, I believe in G-d, made known in Christ through the work of Holy Spirit.



  1. and, also believing this, somehow being part of a community is perceived as judgmental and is confusing.

  2. Well said - peep out your repost here and mention in blogroll. Happy Saturday