the logo

At TBC we are big on meaning. What mean I by that? We enjoy fellowship that goes meaningfully deep, worship that changes the way we live, and good works that venture beyond the walls of our sanctuary and make a real difference in our community. We want to be meaningful people. And so we wanted a logo rich with meaning.
 
 

The Outer Circle

A circle signifies both unity and eternity. A wedding band signifies that you and your wife are united as one, and have committed to remaining so for the rest of your lives. It is the same with our God: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. One God, three Persons. More on that in a bit. But our One God is also eternal, everlasting, uncreated. He stands outside of creation, much as the circle stands on the outside of the logo. But He is also the one who holds all of creation together, just as the circle keeps everything contained within.
 

Three Intersecting Lines

I mentioned above that our One God is also three Persons. Our One God has revealed Himself to us as Father, Son and Spirit. This Triune God is One Being. Don't try and figure that out. Many have tried and gone nuts. But it is true. It is how He interacts with us throughout history. The Father loves, the Son sacrifices, the Spirit breathes fresh life into our bones. The Three work together in perfect harmony and mutual love. They are One.
 

The Christian Fish

The three intersecting lines form three fish. Ever since the Early Church the Fish has been a symbol of the Christian life. Originally it was an acrostic meaning "Jesus Christ, God's Son, Savior". The first letter of each of the greek words translated thus, form the greek word for fish: i-ch-th-u-s. For our purposes the symbol of the fish does two things. First, it stands as our testimony for where salvation is found. ONLY in Jesus Christ our Saviour, Son of the Living God. Secondly, we use it to identify ourselves with the past 2000 years of Christian history and tradition. We stand on the shoulders of people who stood on the shoulders of people who...
 

The Color Red

Two things the color red signifies: The blood of Jesus, and the color of wine. We are cleansed by the blood of Jesus shed on the cross. By His wounds we are healed, by His stripes we are made whole. The color of wine is significant because, even though we use juice at the Lord's Table, wine is symbol of potent grace, and effective mercy. "This cup is the new covenant in my blood." God's grace transforms us from stone to flesh, and turns us from water into wine.
 

The Shading

A confession: it just makes it look cool. One can find as much meaning in something as they want. Sometimes its actually there, sometimes its not. But the items which I have spoken of above are real and true. This is who we worship: An Eternal God who holds all things together by the power of His Word, revealing Himself in Triune love throughout history, and primarily through His Son on the Cross. This is how we want to brand ourselves: In Him alone do we find salvation.

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