I believe God loves me, even when I screw up.
I believe He sent His Son to show me the way–both the way back to the Father and the way I should live my life in relationship to those around me.
I believe Christ’s sinless walk defeated death and his advocacy provides all humanity with life eternal.
I believe He sent the Holy Spirit to be my counselor, guide, and teacher.
I believe God created me but also gave me the freedom to choose how to walk out my life in relationship with Him.
I believe He was talking to me, and not just my male counterparts when He instructed His disciples.
I believe the instructional words from Paul and others must be read in cultural context–both historically and our own–in order to be understood.
I believe examples of women in the roles of teacher, prophet, and apostle while not plentiful are included in scripture because allowing women in these positions given the cultural obstacles of the time was necessary to illustrate just how radically Jesus changed the world.
I believe Paul meant what he said when he wrote to the Galatians, “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”
I believe that it matters less that we know His name and more that we know His heart.