I am grateful for the wide variety of conversations that are part of my role as a minister. People often tell me what they believe and what they don’t and why. I delight in this sort of conversation, especially when it leads to discussions of philosophy, theology and science. We human beings believe what we do for all kinds of reasons. And often faith communities are the last places we can be honest about where we are with what we believe.
Being a progressive church means that we are up front with who we really are, which is a diverse mix and we believe that more fully manifests something Sacred. Each time we gather, we say out loud that we are progressive Christians, agnostics, spiritual independents and other people of conscience. We don’t all believe the same things about the stories and doctrines in our religious treasure trove. In short, we are a post-credal church. We are focused more on how the patterns of our days build up Beloved Community in the world- in our homes, our workplaces, our neighborhoods and our planet. Our tagline says it best: It’s not what you believe; it’s how you love.