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Wednesday April 15, 2015
Why creeds aren't bad, why the Who are good.
I have no truth (is a truth); I have no dogmas (is a dogma); I have no creed (is a creed)
A personal favorite is “Learning that Creeds are Bad,” which comes from their Things Your Lutheran Pastor Totally Loves series. In it a woman confronts a pastor who is interested in creeds because he sees them as divisive and closed-minded.
“To quote from our church’s website,” she says, “we have no creed but Christ.” His response sums up the weakness of that position: “That statement is a creed. Granted, it’s a woefully insufficient creed because if fails to state who Christ is or what he has done for us, but it’s still a creed.” The video does a thorough job of humorously exposing how weak several other facets of the the “anti-creed creed” position is. There’s also a brilliant scene poking fun at prosperity gospel hack Joel Osteen.
Stick around ‘till the end of the video, as the best bit is saved ‘till last. Regardless of how you feel about creeds, or whether you don’t care about them at all, I promise it’ll be worth it.
Leeds, not creeds
Erik Ritland is a writer and musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. His blog and podcast Rambling On features commentary on music, sports, culture, and more. He is also a contributor for Minnesota culture blog Curious North. Support Erik's music via his Patreon account, reach him via email, or find him on Facebook and Twitter.