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Hate Your Family?

Whoever comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and even life itself, cannot be my disciple.  723 more words

Christian Living

Religious Animosity

Yesterday was St. Bartholomew’s Day and it got me to thinking about religious animosity. Bartholomew was one of the 12 and the New Testament tells us very little about him, but ancient tradition held that he was a missionary to Armenia and suffered martyrdom there when his skin was flayed from his body. 258 more words

Christian Living

Double Perichoresis: God and human experience

Excerpt from Jan-Olav Henriksen, Life, Love, and Hope. God and Human Experience. Eerdmans, 2014.

In the history of theology, perichoresis is a notion used to articulate the hypostatic union of the three divine persons of the Trinity, as well as the union of the two natures of Christ. 548 more words

Being Human

Gender Roles in Marriage and Perichoresis: the Dance of the Trinity

Yesterday at White Fields I taught on Colossians 3:12-25. The first part of that text is the one I usually use when I officiate weddings. The title of my message was “Gospel Reenactment” ( 870 more words


Most Naturally an Atheist

I don’t believe in God and

I don’t know anything about God.

But I keep having this experience –

in liturgy, in family, in bread, and wine, and life – 99 more words

Christian Living

Trinity: The God of relationship

In the current issue of Conversation, Dr Gary Cymbaluk describes one of the ways that the doctrine of the Trinity is so important:

The world was created by the tripersonal God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

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No Triangulation in the Trinity

Romans 5:1-5

For preachers, Trinity Sunday is perhaps the most feared Sunday of the year.  It exposes us.  It shows our deepest, most hidden (and maybe even treasured) heresies.  1,989 more words