Trinity United Methodist Church
Living as, and leading others to become,
Disciples of Jesus Christ.
What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still be A Christian?
Several years ago Dr. Martin Thielen, a United Methodist Pastor here in the Tennessee Conference, published a book titled, “What is the Least I Can Believe and Still be a Christian?” The title is not really descriptive of the thrust of the book but comes from a question Dr. Theilen was asked by a parishioner contemplating a profession of faith. Dr. Theilen uses the question as a jumping off point to discuss things that are not central to Christian belief and things that he believes are central to Christian belief.
Beginning April 12, the Sunday after Easter, we will begin a ten part sermon series loosely based on Dr. Theilen’s book. The first five sermons will focus on propositions that you do not have to believe to be a Christian. The second five will focus on propositions that are central to Christian Faith. The titles for these sermons are listed below:
- You do not have to Believe that God Brings Catastrophes into Our Lives.
- You do not have to Believe that Women Cannot be Preachers or Leaders of the Church.
- You do not have to Believe that Christians Never Doubt.
- You do not have to Believe that “Bad” People Will be “Left Behind” by God.
- You do not have to Believe that Everything in the Bible Should be Taken Literally.
- To be Christian, You Must Believe in Christ.
- To be Christian, You Must Believe in the Church, the Body of Christ.
- To Be Christian, You Must Believe in the Holy Spirit.
- To be Christian, You Must Believe in God’s Love for the World.
- To be Christian, You Must Believe in the Resurrection.
We hope that you will share in our worship as we explore the meaning of our faith.
Please Join Us For Worship Every
Sunday Morning at 11:00 am
(Nursery care for children under six)
Rev. Dennis Meaker – Pastor
2084 Wilson Pike · Franklin, TN 37067 · 615.794.2665615.794.2665