Trending Faith: Exploring the Number of Christian Denominations

person looking at glowing cross Posted on June 16, 2015  in  [ Theology & Ministry ]

Why are there so many Christian denominations?

Dean of the College of Theology Jason Hiles, PhD, and University Pastor Tim Griffin answered this question in the latest episode of Trending Faith.

Dr. Hiles gave practical reasons for why there are so many denominations and also explained that, despite these denominations, all Christians hold the same core beliefs.

“Since the early centuries of the Christian faith, all believers have held the essentials in common, though there are non-essentials on which we differ,” Dr. Hiles explained. “There is a sense in which we have in common: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father, one incredible experience.

“There is a unity in Christ that is transcendent across time, geographical locations, cultures and languages.”

Watch the full video below.

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Living Faith is a Christian blog that interacts with a variety of biblical, theological and practical topics written by Grand Canyon University's College of Theology faculty and specially invited guests of the college. Our content provides practical and biblical advice from a Christian worldview for living our faith in the midst of an increasingly secularized world. In addition, our content wrestles with cultural topics and issues that challenge how we live out our faith as believers. For this reason, contributors to our Christian blog strive to write with compassion and apologetic concern to honor Christ and edify the church in every way possible.


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