Expanding mystery

Many years ago, when I was struggling to balance the demands of divinity school and the need to produce a weekly sermon for a congregation that sat patiently and graciously through the efforts of its student pastor, I turned regularly to a little book with a catchy title, Your God Is Too Small, by J. B. Phillips. My dog-eared volume is the second I have owned after the first literally fell apart from overuse. Phillips addressed the widening gap between the Sunday school theology most people carry around in their hearts and minds and the broadening vistas of science that were opening up in the early 1960s.


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