Dean's Stories

Credo XVII

“I believe in…the life everlasting.” I didn’t cry when my dad died. I didn’t cry at his funeral, nor at his memorial service in Minneapolis,

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Credo XVI

“(I believe in)…the resurrection of the body,” I have so many questions. Is my resurrected body the saggy, baggy, old body I have now? That

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Credo XV

“(I believe in)…the forgiveness of sins,” I was consulted to see a patient in the ICU who was an inmate transferred from the Department of

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Credo XIV

“(I believe in)…the communion of saints,” My first Communion terrified me. At age fourteen I “confirmed” my baptism vows, meaning I relieved my parents and

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Credo XIII

“(I believe in)…the holy catholic church,” On my first mission trip, I traveled to the Philippines with an evangelism team carrying my first aid kit

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Credo XII

“I believe in the Holy Spirit…” I grew up in a Lutheran church where the Holy Spirit was known as “The Holy Ghost.” One Sunday

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Credo XI

“…From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead.” Once I did a good thing, and I wonder if it is enough

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Credo X

“He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.” Have you ever wondered what everlasting life would look

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Credo IX

“The third day he rose again from the dead.” This is the balance point of the Apostles’ Creed, the most difficult tenet to accept intellectually,

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