Having studied the Emergent Church for the past six years I've come to the conclusion that their creed, which until now has been unwritten, is this:
I believe, but not with absolute certainty,
in a majestic mysterious divine being who cannot be comprehended,
the initiator of Darwinian Evolution.
And in Jesus, whom we agree to follow with a humble hermeneutic,
who was conceived by the Mother Spirit (aka Sarayu from The Shack)
born of Mary who probably wasn’t a virgin (it really wouldn't matter if she was or wasn’t)
who was crucified under Pontius Pilate
in order to expose the evils of the Roman Empire and motivate us to defect
from all Imperial framing stories.
On the third day He/She rose in the hearts of His/Her followers (getting hung up in Modernist arguments for or against Jesus' bodily resurrection entirely misses the point and the beauty of the resurrection narratives)
He/She ascended into heaven and
He/She is dreaming and hoping that we’ll follow His/Her examples
of feeding the poor, embracing the “other” and non-violent passive resistance
and thereby dismantle the theo-capitalist suicide machine and
create an economically sustainable and socially just Kingdom of God on Earth (aka Global Marxist Socialism)
so that He/She can return, glorify us and give us all a big group hug.
I believe the mysterious divine being embraces all of us in community
through questions and conversations. (Answers are not needed and only impede the journey.)
Homosexuality is a gift to be embraced instead of a sin to be repented of,
and that there are also followers of god in the way of Allah, Buddha, and Vishnu.
I believe that Love Wins and
that the divine being will ultimately help us all embrace the divine spark (Imago dei) within all of us so that we can become one with the great mysterious majestic spirit
and experience self-actualization, the next evolutionary leap and the life of the ages.