I have been asked to articulate what I believe. I must confess to finding this a more difficult task than it used to be but still an important one to engage in. Here's a start:
I believe in the existence of God, though for me God is not the anthropomorphic projections of the past (a white haired, bearded man sitting on a throne in the clouds). I see this God through the creative energy of the universe - from the birth of stars to the microscopic intracellular processes that are a part of all life. I find myself captured in awe of the beauty of our natural planet and find it hard to believe that all of this is merely a cosmic accident. I believe that there is something common in our humanity that beyond all cultural accretions resonates with the creative aesthetics in nature, art, music and other life-giving and enhancing activities.
For me, this God becomes personal through an understanding of the Christian gospel. I read the Hebrew Scriptures and learn about a God who is compassionate and concerned for the vulnerable in our societies. I see that God in the life of Jesus, which is characterised by a radically inclusive new social reality that he called the Kingdom of God. I see crucifixion and resurrection at the heart of Christianity representing hope in the midst of suffering.
I find in my own life a need to respond to this counter-cultural call to compassionate, life-giving existence. Furthermore, I find myself inspired, resourced and renewed to fulfill this calling which is beyond my own capacity. On my best days, I sense a rightness about my place in the world that feels attuned to the creative force behind all life, that I call God.