Get Religion has a piece on a pub church that is looking to affiliate with the Disciples of Christ because it's non creedal and a recognizable protestant denomination. What followed were snide comments about the 60s, liberalism, and creeds.
My response: The Disciples of Christ’s non creedalism is not a new thing, it helps define almost all of the Stone-Cambellite churches since they originated. It doesn’t mean that individuals don’t have religious beliefs or that congregations don’t have a general sensibility.
To be non creedal simply means that there are no tests for membership, outside affirming that Jesus is the son of God, thus the slogan “No Creed, But Christ.” This is not a uniquely liberal sentiment. It’s a basic and historic presupposition of a range of protestant bodies.
And while he Disciples may not be the most recognized name in Protestantism, they do include folks like the head of the NCC and other noted religious leaders. We hardly deserve to be dismissed in the way that this piece and the following comments have done.