In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, charity. In all things, Jesus Christ. – John Chrysostom
Deep Church and Mere Christianity
“Holy Father, protect them by the power of your name, the name you gave me,
so that they may be one as we are one.” — Jesus, John 17
The visible disunity of the church is one of the obvious credibility problems we face in the 21st century. It seems we are living in a distant dream from the prayer that Jesus prayed in John 17.
At Vox, we seek a generous place in which to follow Jesus in good conscience and integrity. C.S. Lewis wrote about “mere Christianity” and what he called a commitment to “deep church” – that is, that which has been believed in all places at all times by all Christians. This means we remain committed to the central tenants of the historic, orthodox Christian tradition while leaving room for civil disagreement on other matters. Examples of summaries of the Christian faith are found in places like the Apostles Creed (ca. ad 215), and even earlier in I Corinthians 15.