Why the Creeds still matter
Led by Keith Keeton
Sundays from 5:45-7 p.m. / Possibly also offered Wednesdays at 11 a.m. / Room 303 / August 20, 27, September 10, 17, 24 & October 1 / Zoom option also available
In our modern world, we’ve forgotten the power of the ancient creeds. The root of the word creed is from the Latin “credo.” Credo meant the alignment of two fragments to ensure they came from the same source. In an age of splintering ideas and internal challenges, the creeds clarified which groups “aligned" with Jesus’ intention for the church.
This study will examine the early church and the struggle to find identity in a hostile internal and external environment. Ultimately, the creeds demonstrated how the faith community could come together, despite tremendous disagreement, and fashion a universally accepted document to represent the church. As our modern world seeks more compartmentalization and splintering, we will see what Christians have held as shared and foundational for nearly two thousand years. Plus, you will get to see pictures of Keith's grant-funded trip to Turkey, Greece and Rome where he learned about lots of church and ancient history.