Great has been God’s faithfulness!
Let us give thanks to him for fifty-seven years of gospel grace.
Far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ (Galatians 6:14).
From as early as AD 200 the cross has been a mark of the Christian faith. Today, it is the best known symbol of Christianity around the world. Just as the Star of David speaks of Judaism, and the crescent moon of Islam, so the cross reminds people of Christianity. Ironic, isn’t it, that an instrument of torture is so instantly recognizable? But given Paul’s conviction that the cross was his chief glory, there is providential justice in the irony.
The cross plays a prominent role in the new logo for Stone Hill Church. The logo was designed by a team of design-savvy congregants, including Sam Richter, who describes some of its design elements:
At the center of our new logo is a cross, although at first the logo seems like an ensemble of shapes flowing and converging in an intriguing composition. But one line catches the eye, a curve swelling upward to the center. It is a hill, and as you follow this hill to its apex, a cross appears. Dimly perceived before, the cross now takes center stage, and it is a cross with dynamic power—the power of arcs that reach out to embrace you. God can burst quite unexpectedly into the world. The climax of the Gospels unfolded atop a small hill outside what was then a small town. Our logo is an image of this unexpected cross.
Watch a short video of a discussion Sam and I recently had, highlighting the new logo: