IAM CD – Creed and Concern

What I care about;
what I believe

My Christian worldview is one of service, vision and humility; I dream a church that includes and heals, NOT one that judges and punishes; I dream a world that is just, compassionate and sustainable; I dream a God that loves, creates, nurtures and transforms; and I dream a humanity that is respectful, empathetic and dedicated to serving others.

I am concerned at our past and current inhumanity against one another; I am concerned at the rise of populism, authoritarianism, nationalism and insitutionalised hatred; I am concerned at the warming of our planet, the exhaustion of its resources, the destruction of species and habitat; I am concerned at growing inequality, and the environmental and human costs of capitalism; I am concerned at the manipulation, cheapening and undermining of truth and the rise of anti-science;

I believe that art belongs to us all, and that those who make them deserve our support and respect; I believe that learning, understanding and expressing art nourishes minds and change worlds; I believe the power of art can be misused; its currency misspent; its beauty undermined; I believe music, and in particular church music should aspire to sacramental power; and I believe that where music sounds hope lives.

I devote my life, my ministry and whatever gifts God may give me, to these things.