The Stone-Campbell Movement, of which the Disciples of Christ is one branch, takes pride in being a non-creedal faith community, but that status is more complicated than our claim would suggest. There is a tendency among Disciples to discount theology and confessions of faith, with some saying one can be a Disciple and believe anything one wishes. However, Disciples have deep Christological roots. While Disciples have historically turned to the Bible, and especially the New Testament, for confessional guidance the center of Disciples identity is the confession Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This essay, which is meant to provoke discussion, calls for a stronger confessional commitment, especially in light of Disciple ecumenical commitments, to more deeply root our identity as a faith community in the historic Christian tradition.
Cornwall, Robert D.
"Disciples of Christ: Confessing Faith as a Non-Creedal Community,"
Journal of Discipliana: Vol. 74:
1, Article 11.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.discipleshistory.org/journalofdiscipliana/vol74/iss1/11