Please allow me to reach out to our blog audience as we finish this year.

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As you may or may not know, Credo House/Reclaiming the Mind Ministries (CHM) is the ministry under which the Parchment and Pen blog functions. However, what you see going on here at the blog is only a very small fraction of our ministry. CHM is a ministry of theological development for laypeople. Our goal is to provide Christ-centered resources, in-depth theological curriculum, and intellectual community for people all over the world. Among other things, here is what we do:

1. The Theology Program: A six course program of systematic theology for everyone being used in churches all over the world.

2. The Discipleship Program: A ten-week program of Christian discipleship covering both orthodoxy and orthopraxy.

3. Theology Boot Camps: Six four hour sessions of the most important theological issues including How to Study the Bible and Church History (three have been developed, two produced).

You can see all of this material in our store.

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We also offer a regular program called Theology Unplugged which features myself, Sam Storms, and Tim Kimberley.

Ever heard of the Credo House of Theology? The first and only theological coffee house and book store.

We also host Theologica, a community site for online theological discourse, run other blogs, write books, and and host special events at the Credo House. We run a school of theology that meets every semester online though live interaction.

Deep breath….

This just gives you an idea of everything that goes on at CHM. Our ministry is active and our dreams large. We have a very strong board of six men who believe in and love our ministry very much.  They are available at any time.

The majority of our funding comes from people who believe in what we are doing. We are praying for a great deal of support as the year draws to a close. Please consider how you might partner with us both as the year closes and into the new year. No gift is too small or too large. If you believe in what we are doing, please support us financially.

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Need to find out more? Please email Tim Kimberley, our executive director, at timk at

Thank you for your support and allowing me to breifly use the blog in such a way.

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