BRANDON D. SMITH: The early church needed language about the Trinity, and Gregory of Nyssa provided some help.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: The Cappadocians were instrumental in solidifying Trinitarian orthodoxy in the fourth century.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: Despite modern ambivalence toward it, the descent was vital to early and Medieval Christian faith, and it is my belief that we can retrieve its importance today.
D. JEFFREY MOONEY AND ADRIAN MARTINEZ: Creeds provided a core set of beliefs for our congregation so that, regardless of the distinctions of other Christians around us, we could cling to these core elements and celebrate the fact that we were one family in Jesus.
DAYTON HARTMAN: The particulars of our eschatological convictions ought never contradict nor supersede the uniting Christian hope of Christ’s assured return and victory.
SHAWN J. WILHITE: Retrieval has a posture that transcends our modern sensibilities.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We believe that all Christians should pray for and seek Christian unity across ecclesial and denominational lines and that Baptists should not reflexively reject principled, ecumenical dialogue with other Christian traditions.
MATTHEW WIREMAN: The Church Calendar provides anticipation and expectation and prepares our hearts every season as we wait and continue to wait for our redemption.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: Is there a Baptist contribution to political theology? Yes. And it should be called, “Baptist Prophetic Witness.”
MATTHEW WIREMAN: Because the Lectionary has us read from four passages of Scripture each Sunday, we see the value of poetry, history, prose, prophecy, and epistle.