There is a place to enjoy a Calvin Cappuccino or a Luther Latte while getting a fuller understanding of Biblical theology.
The Credo House of Theology opened last week, offering a place for theological training, conversation with Biblical scholars or just to hang out.
The Rev. Michael Patton, president of Reclaiming the Mind Ministries, calls the Credo House of Theology “an evangelical theological hub.”
“We want people engaged in the church history, understanding the lineage of the Christian faith, understanding a defense of the faith and reclaiming the intellectual element that has historically characterized our faith,” he said.
Patton received a master of theology degree in New Testament studies from Dallas Theological Seminary and served on the staff at Stonebriar Community Church in Frisco, Texas, for six years. He returned to Oklahoma to open the Credo House of Theology.
“God wants us to be holistic in our thinking,” he said. “So there is a very strong emotional element tied to what we believe but it’s not merely an emotion, it is also a conviction.”
The hub of the ministry is the Theology Program, which includes lessons on DVD and online meetings with teachers and students worldwide.
“It’s a seminary for lay people,” Patton said. “It’s taking all of the theology classes that we get in seminary, not dumbing them down in any sense, but the content is the same.”
The Credo House of Theology also offers courses and events for children, teens and pastors. “We want this to be a safe place where people can come and get answers,” Patton said.
His sister, Lindsey Price, head of development said, “If you don’t ask you might lose your belief because you have no basis for it. So that’s why this place is so important.”
Credo House of Theology is north of Memorial Road and east of Santa Fe Avenue at 109 NW 142, Suite B.