Trinity

A Deep Gaze Into Missional Theology and The Eschatological Gleanings From Them ~ Pt. #2 ~ A Relational Trinity of Wonder and Mysticism

While I have already stated my humility in attempting to define an understanding of the Triune God, I endeavor to share an illustration to a relational Trinity on the foundations of wonder and mysticism. With a lack of language to articulate this proposition, it was my fellow cohort Beth Reeves that I think best expressed this view in writing that the Trinity is understood as being, “with a connection to communal action out of a shared relationship. Each agent supports the other with unique responsibilities which compliment and enhance the others." I think it is important to note here that by saying each agent complements the others, they find diversity in inauguration and yet equity between each other. The Father’s office in identity may be in difference to the Son and the Spirit through expression, and yet the two are found as equals and the same over the course of all time. To some appearance this might...

A Deep Gaze Into Missional Theology and The Eschatological Gleanings From Them ~ Pt. #1 ~ Historical Definitions to the Triune God

When asked what the most important commandment is, Jesus intuitively turns to the Jewish Shema exclaiming. “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.[1] It is a deep-rooted understanding that God is above any and all else and exists as one being. Yet we also know that Jesus points to himself as God’s Son[2] and later promises the coming of the Holy Spirit.[3] Moving from the monotheism of the Old Testament to the triune understanding of the New Testament was a great shift in the understanding of God as one identity in three and found its first steps of expression in that, “the incipient plurality in the one God is expressed in terms of ‘Wisdom,’ ‘Word,’ and ‘Spirit,’ which seem to serve as (semi)-personified agents of divine activity.[4] Throughout the next several generations the understanding...

A Deep Gaze Into Missional Theology and The Eschatological Gleanings From Them ~ An Introduction

There is an old quote by Fredrick Nietzsche that says, “If you gaze long enough into the abyss, the abyss will also gaze into you.” While I have spent much time in the last few months meditating and reading into the issues of understanding the Trinity, missional theology, and there eschatological implications; I feel greatly inadequate or unqualified in endeavoring to add my own comments to such a deep conversation. Still, in doing so I have found the long gaze of these same subjects looking back into my own life and community with some phenomenal insights. In this series of posts it is my hope to explore some of the historical understandings of the Trinity while arguing for a relative theological definition to my own stance...