Because we believe there’s something much bigger going on and we don’t have all the answers.

Because we believe God is cosmically creative.

Because we believe Jesus’ life and teaching is utterly compelling and worth following.

Because we believe the scriptures were just the beginning and that the Spirit continues to guide us forward, revealing herself more along the way.

Because we believe tradition reminds us where we came from.

Because we believe our experiences matter.

Because we believe we shouldn’t have to check our brains at the door.

Because we believe life is full of joy and sorrow, neither of which should be experienced alone.

Because we believe we exist for the good of our communities, especially for those on the margins.

Because we believe in human wholeness, including emotional and psychological health.

Because we believe Jesus came to show us the best way to be human.

Because we believe God is love and love is God.

Because we believe where love is present, control is not.

Because we believe that our actions are an expression of what we believe.