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C Michael Patton
C Michael Patton

C. Michael Patton is the primary contributor to the Parchment and Pen/Credo House Blog. He has been in ministry for nearly twenty years as a pastor, author, speaker, and blogger. Th.M. Dallas Theological Seminary (2001), president of Credo House Ministries and Credo Courses, author of Now that I'm a Christian (Crossway, 2014) Increase My Faith (Credo House, 2011), and The Theology Program (Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, 2001-2006), host of Theology Unplugged, and primary blogger here at Parchment and Pen. But, most importantly, husband to a beautiful wife and father to four awesome children. Michael is available for speaking engagements. Find him everywhere: Find him everywhere

    5 replies to "Credo House of Theology: Update"

    • Rey

      The only thing that stinks is that it’s located roughly twenty hours from where I live. The good thing is that when Texas secedes from the union, I’m moving down there and it’ll be a relatively short drive.

    • Lisa Robinson

      Rey in TX…aw right. We need a little more NY around these parts, heh heh.

      Yeah, I’m going to try to toddle up there to check out the new diggs. Don’t know if it will be the actual open house, but we’ll see.

    • dac

      question

      I Monk posits that seminaries are going the way of the dinasauer (bad sp, i know) – that the expense of bricks and mortar are going to kill our current system much along with the reshuffling of modern evangelicalism (I like radical restructuring better than the death of)

      So the Theology Program makes sense in this new world – but where does Credo House fit in? Or is Credo House a restructuring of traditional bricks and mortar biblical training?

    • C Michael Patton

      Hey Dac,

      Good questions. First, the Credo House serves as the headquarters of RMM. It is from here that we will be able to record, produce, and make all our current functions more functional.

      However, we do have high hopes for this type of place for the public. The look, feel, name, and design are actually a creative way for us to serve more effectively in a society that is much more inclined toward authenticity and much less inclined to associate with those who are associated with institutionalized religion of any sort. Reclaiming the Mind Ministries has been functioning under this umbrella since 2001. Being evangelically neutral I think can restore some of the trust in Christianity without being inclusive or compromising the faith in any way.

      We have had an increadible amount of success with the younger generation since they don’t feel as if we are trying to manipulate them.

      Being a “coffee house” type of theological fellowship may be just what the church needs as a central “hub” for theological education.

      Plus, I am not sure that brick and mortar church is ever going to go away. It is just the perception of it that will change.

    • dac

      I feel like I monk – i don’t think it will go away – I am leaning towards radical restructuting

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