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The Harmony of the Trinity? On Essence and Relation

In my studies on the Trinity there are two things that I find are central when thinking about the Trinity and they are two things I constantly struggle with; understanding God through the concepts of Essence and Relation. 828 more words

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The Trinity // St. Augustine (trans. by Edmund Hill).

One of the most brilliant minds of the Christian tradition (and beyond!), St. Augustine plunges into the most captivating, yet also the most incomprehensible pillar of the Christian faith–the Triunity of God. 155 more words

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ROSALIND BROWN ON DIACONAL FORMATION AND TRAINING

When I went  to York recently (see previous posts) I heard an excellent short paper from Canon Rosalind Brown on the subject of diaconal formation.  She has as you know written helpfully on the diaconate, and chaired the working party for the Salisbury Report in 2003, where she trained ordinands. 2,777 more words

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Too much to bear - a sermon

My Trinity Sunday sermon can be heard on the Saint Paul’s website, or read it here.

“Jesus said to the disciples, ‘I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now…” If you listened carefully on Monday morning, you might have been able to hear preachers across the globe letting out a huge sigh of relief as they read the opening line to today’s Gospel lesson and realized that Jesus himself was giving them a pass on preaching the doctrine of the Trinity. 1,342 more words

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The Glory of the Trinity

William Reed Huntington, in a series of lectures that were published in 1870 as The Church Idea, posited a future for Protestantism in American that was called “The Church of the Reconciliation.”  His basic premise was that some 350 years after the Great Reformation and the many theological squabbles that followed that the Protestant denominations in America were so similar to one another, that it wouldn’t take much for them to reunite as a Pan Protestant American Catholicism.   439 more words

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Trinity Sunday as Pentecost 2.0

As I prepare to enter my 8th and final year of seminary study, I can safely say that I’ve been thoroughly ruined as a human being.   438 more words

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The Challenge of Trinity Sunday

According to Wikipedia, that great source of all church history and theology, the First Sunday after Pentecost has been known as Trinity Sunday since the Pontificate of John the 22nd in the early 14th century, but its roots go all the way back to the Arian Controversy at the turn of the 4th.   439 more words

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