Statement of Faith

The Ichthus is an ecumenical, inter-denominational Christian publication.  We are Catholic and Protestant and Orthodox; we are liberal and conservative and neo-orthodox; and we are committed to being a body of believers and thinkers seeking Veritas together, drawing on the breadth and depth of the Christian tradition.  We will be a space where Christians of all traditions and backgrounds can come together to think critically about their faith and engage God with their minds.  Make no mistake, though: We are fully and unapologetically concerned with the lordship of Jesus Christ and its implications for our lives and world.

We adopt the Nicene Creed as our basic profession of faith:

WE BELIEVE in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and of all that is, seen and unseen.

We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
one in Being with the Father.
Through him all things were made.
For us men and for our salvation,
he came down from heaven:

by the power of the Holy Spirit
he was born of the Virgin Mary,
and became man.

For our sake he was crucified
under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered died and was buried.

On the third day he rose again
in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory
to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.

We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the
Father and the Son.
With the Father and the Son
he is worshipped and glorified.
He has spoken through the Prophets.
We believe in one holy
catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one
baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come.

Amen.