I joined the Christian Reformed Church mostly because it was the church of the teachers whom I had so much admired at Calvin. I soon learned, however, that these large-spirited people connected with the college were not typical of Christian Reformed people as a whole. . . . The guardians of our Zion were right to worry about me. Locking the mysteries of my faith within precise dogmatic definitions did not suit me well. I needed some intellectual room in my faith to wiggle, to explore, to wonder, to doubt, and to make mistakes.

Lewis B. Smedes, My God and I