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The Apostles’ Creed

A resource to learn more about the Apostles’ Creed. Click on the Article headings to dig deeper. See below for general questions about the Creed.

Article One

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.

Article Two

I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.1 On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.

Article Three

I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.2

What Does Creed Mean?

believe belove belongThe word creed, or credo,  is Latin. We translate it I believe in English, but it means so much more. To believe, in our culture, means to agree with our intellect that something is true. Credo, however, encompasses more than the mind. It means that we love with the heart and we belong with our whole being. Credo is to believe, belove, and belong. See this review for more…

Trinity: The Beautiful Mystery of God

imageOne of the most basic and obvious questions we can have about the Creed has to do with the three persons it names. Isn’t there only one God? What’s up with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

Learn more about the Trinity here

A Sermon on the Trinity

Here is a series of four short animations that discusses the Trinity. I originally created these for the Deep in the Burbs project.

Other Creed Related Videos I’ve Collected

  1. Or, “he descended into hell,” another translation of this text in widespread use. []
  2. from the ELCA website. []