Many churches post on their websites what they believe. Is this faith or belief? Is there a difference? In his book Underground Church, Robin Meyers argues that faith and belief are not the same. When it is said that one has a strong faith, it generally means that he or she adheres completely to the traditional doctrines of the conservative church. At the Crossing, we understand that it is not only impossible, but unhealthy to have an entire congregation believing the same thing on all tenets of theology. People can and should think for themselves and there is a healthy place for doubt and skepticism. The more important thing is what we do with what we believe. Therefore, the Crossing welcomes people from all faith backgrounds, all theologies, and even those without a specific faith background.
August 29, 2013
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