“Liberty, then, is liberated when one is taken up in the liberating acts of God. Where? In history of course! After all, our God is not a Baal, who is fettered to a certain portion of the world and who cannot get our of the way, who has no say outside his territory, who cannot even get there.
Our God is not a temple dweller. In the strict sense of the word he is not even a church god. He advances through time; ever again he lets the new conquer the old. He is not a God of the status quo, but rather the Lord of the future, King of the history of the world, and, as such also Head of the church.”
~ J.C. Hoekendijk, The Church Inside Out, 70.