The God They Believe In

Former Harvard Chaplain George Buttrick had students who would come into his office and say, “I don’t believe in God.” His standard reply was: “Sit down and tell me what kind of God you don’t believe in. I probably don’t believe in that God either.” We need to update that strategy. As in: “Sit down and tell me what kind of God you do believe in. I probably don’t believe in that God at all.”