The Phoenix Affirmations

Like a good Baptist, I am suspicious of creeds and statements of belief of all kinds, even the ones I mostly agree with.  I like flexibility and, more importantly, I don't like the exclusivity that such lists imply (agree to these terms or you don't get in the club).  That said, I understand that such statements can help to provide focus to ministries and missions and provide a home base to get back to when you start to lose your way.  This is a pretty good list - almost an inversion of the usual method/rationality behind creeds.  The Bible is full of such metaphorical inversions (The "Kingdom" of God being a prominent example--more on that in a future post if I ever get my thoughts together / find the time.)

Read the full statement here.