Gleanings: Holding Creed & Experience Together

We sometimes wrestle with keeping the objective and subjective elements of faith properly related to each other.  A recent comment from Richard Rohr is helpful…

“The only things we know at any deep and real level are the things we have personally experienced. Creedal belief, however, holds onto us until we have that experience! This is an important distinction, and why we need creeds as well. Each generation and person cannot start at zero.”

About jstevenharper

Retired seminary professor, who taught for 32 years in the disciplines of Spiritual Formation and Wesley Studies. Author and co-author of 31 books. Also a retired Elder in The Florida Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church
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One Response to Gleanings: Holding Creed & Experience Together

  1. Kathy Boyles says:

    You will enjoy this very short post in light of our lunch time conversation 🙂

    Shalom,

    Kathy

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