Growing up, I can often remember preachers using (and often shouting) the phrase, “No creed but Christ!” It was a rallying cry that was always sure to fire up the base… and traveling evangelists were always up for lighting fires back in those days.

At the time, I never really reflected on the phrase that much. I recognized that it was a shot across the bow of Catholicism and many mainline denominations, but that was about it.

It wasn’t until recently that I realized the truth.

“No creed but Christ” is… wait for it… a creed!

The lack of creed is, in and of itself, a creed. Click To Tweet

creed is a system, doctrine, symbol, or statement of belief. And we all have them.

What is yours?

Could you sum up your beliefs in a page? … what about a paragraph, or even a sentence or two?

It’s not as easy as you might think!


PRACTICE: Write a simple creed that best defines your basic beliefs, in a nutshell.

Kevin holds a Doctor of Ministry in Semiotics and Future Studies from Portland Seminary, where his work on Early Church spiritual formation passed with the rare honor of exemplary distinction. He is also a graduate of Cedarville University and Dallas Theological Seminary, holding degrees in Biblical Studies, Visual Communications, and Church Educational Leadership. Kevin has served on ministry staffs in some of the largest churches across the United States and is currently the Senior Minister of JupiterFIRST Church in Jupiter, Florida. His most important role, though, is husband to Sally and dad to four of Generation Z’s youngest members: Libbie, Lucy, Harris, and Matthew.