6 Reasons Churches Should Recite Creeds and Catechisms

Nicene Creed

In his excellent book on the doctrine of the church, Sojourners and Strangers, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Gregg Allison argues that one of the characteristics of the Christian church is that it is confessional, or “united by both personal confession of faith in Christ and common confession of the historic Christian faith” (132).

As a Baptist and having grown up in churches of the low-church tradition, the first time I read this I found myself very familiar with the former aspect—personal confession—and very much a stranger to the latter element—common confession of the historic Christian faith. Continue reading “6 Reasons Churches Should Recite Creeds and Catechisms”