Wednesday, April 25, 2007

My Statement of Faith

After many hours of labor, I have completed my statement of faith. It is a paper that spans over two semesters at the Harding Grad School. I had to write it for my Systematic Theology classes (part A and B). In total, it is about 30 pages. The purpose is not to write a high-level research paper, but to simply state what I believe, incorporating Scripture and a few secondary sources where necessary.

If you have any interest in knowing what I believe about the nature and being of God (theology proper), theological anthropology, hamartiology, soteriology, pneumatology, or eschatology, have I got a treat for you!

It's a .pdf. And yes, I know the footnotes are not flawless Turabian formatting. The program I used to make it a .pdf messed them up. At any rate, this is about a year's worth of thought. Whether or not anyone else ever sees it, I'm proud of it.

Here's the link to it.

If any of you have the endurance to read all or even part of it, I'd love to hear what you think.


  1. Heather Holland4/27/2007 9:26 AM

    You have inspired me to write my own statement of faith sometime this summer. I really have enjoyed reading over your thoughts.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Thanks Heather! It's difficult, but it's an enjoyable process to force yourself to think through what you believe. I appreciate you considering my thoughts on the matter.


  3. Hey Mark, I'm glad that you posted this. I really wish that we could get everyone in our class to share their papers. I'm posting mine in sections on my blog, but if you're interested, I'd be glad to mail you the whole thing. Like you, I'm fairly proud of mine even if the footnotes aren't perfect.