The Direction of the church – is it Anchored or Full Sail?

A friend of mine recently quoted this in a newsletter —  it represents exactly my growing sentiments about the church:

The first President of North Park University, David Nyvall, noted that ships need anchors as well as sails.  He said, “On a well-equipped ship there is an anchor as well as sails.  They both serve the welfare of the sailor, the anchor insuring his conservation, his safety, the sails provided his progress, including his goal, his home.  The anchor does not mean rest, and the sails do not mean just unrest. . . I would hate to sail without an anchor, and I cannot sail with the anchor alone.  Sails and anchor are one in purpose largely.  Sails make the anchor very much needed, and the anchor makes sails very much wanted . . . and we need one in proportion as we want the other. . . Why, then, should there be any quarrel between the anchor and the sails?”

Published by Wayne Park

Asian-American clergyman thinking about issues of faith, place, race and culture-making in the vast city of Houston, TX

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