So today I had to sign my employer’s doctrinal statement again. We have to do it every six years, or after completing a study program. (Ha! In case we get corrupted by all that higher learning, I guess.)
I actually like this particular statement and have no issues signing it, but it made me think about other faith/doctrine statements I’ve had to affirm for various reasons; church membership, mission trips, college, even the homeschool co-op my daughter attended for a musical theater class. Some I have felt better about than others.
So I was curious if other people had to sign/affirm statements regularly and if there were parts of them that you wish were worded more generously or felt a little squeamish about. What kinds of things are deal breakers? Or do you think it is perfectly acceptable to sign whatever and have your own ‘interpretation’ that may fall well outside the intentions of the document framers? Is it your impression that the organizations you are affiliated with are becoming more carefully inclusive or carefully exclusive in the wording of their statements?