Embracing My BaptiCalviMethoCostalism

I grew up in a Southern Baptist Church. In adulthood I adopted a more Reformed approach to Theology. Right after college I married a beautiful charismatic girl named Jessica Lee. We currently attend a United Methodist fellowship together as a family of four.

I guess you could call me a BaptiCalviMethiCostal. That is, if labels mean anything (I don’t believe they mean much).

Over the years, I’ve come to appreciate the different streams of tradition that all end up converging at the same cross. Across the Christian spectrum, there may be many different inclinations towards modes of baptism, communion, and church government. Yet there is also unity in this traditional diversity, just as there is unity in diversity in the very nature of God. Most all Protestant denominations (and many Catholic streams too) grip most tight the same basic doctrines as essential:

Sinfulness of man, Deity of Christ (Trinity), Salvation only through His cross, His physical resurrection, Inerrancy of Scripture, etc.

I always admired the historical friendship of Charles Wesley and George Whitefield.

This is a great look at how much differences matter between churches…as in we all worship the same God right? There are some differences that are important, and some that are not. Written by Bryan over at Chief of the least, this is a great article that spotlights two Pastors who had some serious differences in their interpretation of the Word, and how things worked out between them.

To finish reading this article please head over to, http://chiefofleast.com/2012/04/19/embracing-my-bapticalvimethocostalism/.

While you are there, why not let Bryan know you liked what he wrote, and check out the rest of his site.

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  1. As always, thank you for sharing. God bless!

Luke 21:36 "Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man."

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