This I Believe.

I believe in God the Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus the Christ, God’s beloved child, our Redeemer, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of Mary, was crucified, died, and was buried. On the third day he conquered death; he ascended into Glory and is seated at the right hand of the Creator. Christ Jesus works to reconcile creation unto Creator. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the giver of life — our sustainer; the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sin, bodily resurrection and life everlasting.

I believe that we are all ordained through Baptism. Baptism is the beginning of one’s deepening of relationship with Jesus the Christ. I believe that which I perceive to be God is not God[1]. I believe that God is beyond my understanding and that God makes real a divine presence in the profane and mundane.

I believe that the Table where we celebrate the Lord’s Supper every Lord’s Day is a place of reconciliation, renewal and prophetic imagination where we are called to “nurture, nourish, & evoke a consciousness & perception alternative to the consciousness & perception of the dominant culture around us.[2] I believe that when we live in a manner that embraces the margins of culture and secures justice for the oppressed, God is pleased.

[1] Augustine

[2] The Prophetic Imagination pg. 13 [Brueggemann, W.]

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