Some have asked if the PlainSimpleFaith.com logo has any special meaning to it. Yes, it does, actually.
Now, I’m not one of those people who really gets into symbolism and thinks everything needs to have deep meaning behind it. I was the guy in high school who would subtly roll his eyes and sigh when his English teacher would start talking about symbolism and imagery in works like The Scarlet Letter or Macbeth.
Nonetheless, symbols are important. They allow us to quickly communicate ideas, concepts, and principles. There’s a reason why the business world invests billions of dollars developing their logos and enhancing their brand recognition. Try telling Apple and McDonald’s that their respective logos aren’t recognizable or influential.
Here’s what this website’s logo represents:
The PlainSimpleFaith.com logo is just a cross with a circle around it. Simple as that. Christianity doesn’t have to be complicated. Calvinism, premillennialism, denominationalism, and a host of other ‘isms’ have turned Christendom into a complicated mess. God didn’t give us a complicated faith; man took something perfect and smothered it with his own inventions. New Testament Christianity is beautiful, not just because of Christ, but also because of the simplicity of what Christ gave us.
2. The Centrality Of The Cross
At the center of the logo is a cross. This is not incidental. Everything is centered upon the crucifixion, burial, and resurrection of the Lamb of God (1 Cor. 15:16-21). Because of the cross of Christ, Christians are to take up their own respective crosses and die daily (Luke 9:23). God is most glorified when we find satisfaction in Him in the midst of our suffering. Let us keep the cross front and center, “looking unto Jesus, the Author and Finisher of our faith…” (Heb. 12:2).
3. Christian Growth
The logo’s ring is green. Green represents healthy, steady growth. The aim of PlainSimpleFaith.com is to help facilitate growth in the “grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet. 3:18). If Christians fail to grow as they are commanded (1 Pet. 2:2), they will inevitably shrink and fall away (cf. Heb. 2:1).
4. Knowing Jesus
The green ring surrounds the cross. I only want to engage in the simple and noble pursuit of knowing Jesus and Him crucified (1 Cor. 2:2). If my theology isn’t built on Christ, then I have forgotten my purpose. I want my knowledge of spiritual things to be as close in proximity to Jesus as possible.