The Straight Dope: The Well-Known Secret (1/28/18)

January 30, 2018

Formulas are important. They help us figure things out, predict outcomes, and make sense of complexity. And it’s the promise of those things that consistently drive us to make everything formulaic...including our faith. We want to crack the code––learn the secret. And every once in awhile we think we figure out the recipe to God, or at least the recipe to get God to do what we want him to. The truth, however, is that God’s not really a secret or a formula to be uncovered. The mystery is really no mystery at all.