I share with the CrossLeft folks that the more moderate to progressive Christians that affirm a common statement of Christian faith the better. The old liberal rhubarb about focusing on the works of faith seems again and again to — well, care little about Christian faith and gives liberals a reputation for being vague and insincere. Basta! I can’t think of a better way to stand together against a not-so-Christian (and not-so-biblical) fundamentalism that’s taking over the public mind of what Christianity is. Or as they put it
The public face of Christianity in America today bears little connection to the historic faith of our ancestors. It represents even less our own faith as Christians who continue to celebrate the gifts of our Creator, revealed and embodied in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
What I’d like to get my head around is whether or not the Phoenix Affirmations is the place to start. (I’d be happy with the Apostles’ Creed, but that’s me.)
Here’s the link with the Phoenix Affirmations. I’ll muse on it here. Comment about what you think.