With the whole church, I affirm the Apostles Creed and Nicene Creed, which we confess in the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion.
As a United Methodist, I affirm the General Rules, the Articles of Religion, the Confession of Faith, and the standard sermons and notes of John Wesley as standards of doctrine and practice, and as faithful expositions of the Christian faith revealed to the church in the Holy Scriptures.
As a personal and evolving statement of faith, I have composed a number of notional Teaching Articles summarizing the Christian faith as I understand it. They are drawn partly from the ecumenical creeds of the Church, partly from the Anglican and Methodist Articles of Religion, partly from the Confession of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren, and partly from my own reflection on the whole scope of faith and practice visible in the history of the Church. All of them, I pray, are rooted in the Holy Scriptures from which all true faith arises. This is a work in progress. It is subject to revisions and additions as I continue to reflect on the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.
- On God
- On the Work of Jesus Christ
- On the Order of Salvation
- On the Holy Bible
- On Christ’s Holy Church
- On the Holy Sacraments
- On the Ecumenical Creeds
- On the Order of Creation
- The Rule of Faith – Irenaeus
- The Old Roman Creed
- The Apostles’ Creed
- The Nicene Creed
- The Athanasian Creed
- The Definition of Chalcedon
United Methodist Documents
- The Articles of Religion of the Methodist Church
- The Confession of Faith of the Evangelical United Brethren Church
- The General Rules of the Methodist Church
- John Wesley’s Standard Sermons
- John Wesley’s Notes on the Bible
- John Wesley’s Journal