A Guide to the Ancient Catechism
Do you believe?
Today, we're flooded with opinions and ideas. And they all might be interesting, but are they true? Would you die for them?
Benjamin Myers re-introduces the Apostles' Creed, helping us to see how difficult and counter-cultural the Creed really is. It doesn't give us sweet, empty words. It's a faith that demands we die so that we might live.
In the early church, many converts died for their faith so they needed to have a good idea what they might die for. Early church pastors and theologians used the Apostles' Creed as the essential guide to the basics of the Christian life.
The Apostles' Creed has united Christians from different times, different places, and different traditions. The truths proclaimed in the Creed are eternal.
Will you trust them?
Ben Myers is director of the Millis Institute at Christian Heritage College and a research fellow of the Centre for Public and Contextual Theology at Charles Sturt University in Australia. He is the author of Salvation in My Pocket: Fragments of Faith and Theology and Christ the Stranger: The Theology of Rowan Williams.