For one thing, I don’t “fit” in the conservative evangelical church:
- I believe in evolution.
- I vote for democrats.
- I doubt.
- I enjoy interfaith dialog and cooperation.
*I like smells, bells, liturgy, and ritual—particularly when it comes to the Eucharist.
- I’m passionate about gender equality in marriage and church leadership.
- I’m tired of the culture wars.
- I want to become a better advocate for social justice.
- I want my LGBT friends to feel welcome and accepted in their own churches.
- I’m convinced that the Gospel is about more than “getting saved” from hell.
But I don’t “fit” in the progressive, Mainline church either.
- I love a good Bible study.
- I think doctrine and theology are important enough to teach and debate.
- I think it’s vital that we talk about, and address, sin.
- I believe in the physical resurrection of Jesus.
- I want to participate in interfaith dialog and cooperation while still maintaining a strong Christian identity.
- I want to engage in passionate worship, passionate justice, and passionate biblical study and application, passionate community.
- I’m totally down with a bit of spontaneous, group “popcorn” prayer, complete with hand-holding and references to the Holy Spirit “moving in this place.”
- I’m convinced that the Gospel is about more than being a good person.
I totally concur.