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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

So what kind of a Christian are you?

I suppose you could call me ecumenical or interdenominational. I grew up going to two different churches--Catholic and Congregational. I remember when we would say the Nicene Creed I would leave out the "catholic" part when I was at the Catholic church because I couldn't in good conscience say there was only the catholic church. Of course, now that I know it doesn't mean Catholic, I have to laugh about it. But it does make me wonder how much we do or recite without really knowing why we do it or what it means.

I gave up on church for a while, and when I went back, I ended up at a Presbyterian (USA) church. I also have attended a Baptist church and I currently attend a United Methodist church. The seminary where I have been working on my M.Div is of the Wesleyan tradition. I've also been greatly influenced by what I've learned from my Jewish friends. So I'm fairly well-rounded, and I like looking at things from these different perspectives.

5 comments:

Jane said...

testing

Jane said...

okay, it works :)
just wanted to say I am a cradle catholic, roman division, but have studied several other religions and have come to describe myself as a plain catholic (universalist) these days.

Anonymous said...

There are many paths, all leading to the one God.

Kelly said...

Hi anonymous, thanks for posting :)

nuvista said...

>> I'm fairly well-rounded, and I like looking at things from these different perspectives.

I'm fairly well-rounded also, and I hope that my theology will one day be likewise. :)

Different perspectives! I like that! Growth! Change! Transformation!

So what kind of Christian am I? Not a very good one. I don't act much like Jesus. But I want to be like him and tenaciously cling to God's promise that I can and will be.

Nice blog, my friend. Keep going!