"Christianity is not a balcony experience where we sit and watch the parade of life swing by. On the contrary, it is a descent into the busy road of life, where we meet the issues of existence."
- Rev. Dr. George W. Davis, a former pastor at my church (Second Baptist Church of Calais, Maine, 1932-35), and one of the main theological and personal mentors of Martin Luther King, Jr., whom he taught at Crozer Seminary. (For more on their relationship, see my previous article, "My Church's Role in MLK's formation.") Rev. Davis' quote above is taken from his book, Existentialism and Theology.