Introducing “Credo House Clips”: Important theological issues in three minutes!


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. He can be contacted at [email protected]

    7 replies to "What is the Council of Nicea and Why Should Evangelicals Care?"

    • John From Down Under

      Have you put on weight Michael?

    • Daniel Eaton

      I’m really, really enjoying these, Michael. Can you make them available as a iTunes Podcast so that we can collect them on our iDevices and watch and share them?

    • consulscipio

      Most people have heard of Nicea (if for no other reason, than having heard of the Nicean Creed). But another eucemenical council that, it seems to me anyway, was more important theologically was Chalcedon, which decided on the issue of Christology, and is one of the only eucemenical councils (along with Nicea and Jerusalem) that protestants recognize.

    • John From Down Under

      Geez – 5 ‘dislikes’ and ‘poorly rated’. That’s new to me.

      FYI everyone, in the interests of integrity, this wasn’t a smart-alecky jibe. It was an off-the cuff spontaneous question. CMP used to have his facial picture posted on the right hand side of his home page and looked different. It took me a few seconds to realize it was him on the video.

      If I wasn’t cyber-posting and dropped in for a visit at the Credo House I probably would have asked him the same question in person. Have we become that politically correct and sensitive that we take offence at such a straight forward question?

      In any case, please accept my most sincere apologies if I caused an offense. Life goes on!

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    • Justin Schlosser

      Were there women in the council? If not, why?

    • James-the-lesser

      Response to # 6. Justin Schlosser:

      Question: Were there women in the council?
      Answer: Well, no.

      Question: If not, why?
      Answer: Why must there be? Women in ministry is really another issue, and should not even be a retroactive consideration here.

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