Trending Faith: Why are There so Many Christian Denominations?

Posted on June 16, 2015  in  [ Spiritual Life ]

On this week’s Trending Faith, College of Theology Dean Jason Hiles, PhD, and GCU Pastor and Dean of Students Tim Griffin sat down to discuss why there are different denominations across the Christian religion.

“I think that [unity] is probably behind this question,” Pastor Tim said. “We wonder why can’t God’s people just get together? Sometimes theological differences will drive people into these groupings.”

Dr. Hiles gave many practical reasons for why different traditions exist, from geographical to cultural differences, but also noted that there is an essential set of beliefs that are common across all Christian denominations.

Find out more about why different denominations exist by watching the full video.

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