I am deeply rooted in the Universalist side of our faith tradition - that god is love, that all encompassing, all inclusive love that is open to us all, that is among us, between us, and beyond us. I am deeply grounded in the Unitarian side of our faith tradition, that reason undergirds the religious impulse. I am open to mysticism and science existing together - that we all come from the same stardust, and yet, there are mysteries we may never understand or explain.
My theology can also be summed up in the four theological statements of a children's summer program, Chalice Camp, which I brought to the congregations I served as DRE, and now has grown into an annual sleepover camp at the Murray Grove Retreat and Renewal Center in NJ. 1. It's a blessing we were born. 2. It matters what we do. 3. We don't have to do it alone. 4. What we know about god is a piece of the truth.
If I'm pressed to use theological nomenclature - I identify as a panentheist, religious naturalist and humanist.
If you would like to read more about my theology and call to ministry, I've included my Ministerial Fellowship Committee essay below.