We Need Your Credo!


William BlakeRyan Kemp-Pappan laid down the challenge for authors to submit a 250 response to the prompt: This I Believe.  We’re looking to publish your belief statements throughout the month of July.  They need not be Niceno-Constantinopolitan in scope.  Give us your credo.  Most of us are Stone/Campbellites, so you don’t even have to call it a creed.  Just tell us what you believe, what gives you hope, what keeps you going in this often arduous journey to follow Jesus. Your words may help a sister or brother find what they’re looking for.

Send us an email at dmergent@gmail.com or dlpenw01@gmail.com.

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About Derek Penwell

Derek Penwell is an author, editor, speaker, and activist. He is the senior minister of Douglass Boulevard Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Louisville, Kentucky and a former lecturer at the University of Louisville in Religious Studies and Humanities. He has a Ph.D. in humanities from the University of Louisville. He is the author of The Mainliner’s Survival Guide to the Post-Denominational World, from Chalice Press, about how mainline denominations can avoid despair in an emerging world. He currently edits a blog on emergence Christianity, dmergent.org, and blogs at his own site at derekpenwell.net.

3 thoughts on “We Need Your Credo!

  1. To have a loving intimate relationship with God;

    To serve others by practicing generosity and hospitality;

    To seek justice, mercy, healing, reconciliation, rehabilitation, inclusion, and participation;

    and then

    To live non-violently without vengeance and with a cheerful fearlessness of death and worldly powers –

    That is the radical and the defiant message and the transformational spirit of the universal and timeless Good News.

    Whatever we do –
    Whatever we are –
    Wherever we are –
    – can never separate us from
    the love and grace and
    the surrounding and inviting and
    welcoming and inclusive
    immediate and continuous
    presence of God.

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