May 23

The God Who Worships

Worship—Christian worship—is in the name of the Trinity. You entered the body of Christ, you were baptized, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Our Prayer of Great Thanksgiving, for Holy Communion, is offered to the Father, through the Son, in the Holy Spirit. We believe in one God Who Is Three Persons, the Trinity, and worship, Christian worship, is in the name of the Trinity. We worship the Trinity, and the Trinity alone. We worship in the name of the Triune God, and of the Triune God alone. Continue reading

May 16

The Gift of the Giving God

I have some news for you today: the first Pentecost was not the first time the Holy Spirit started working in creation for the sake of God’s mission of love and reconciliation. Pentecost is not the birthday of the Holy Spirit. No, no, no. The Spirit is eternally God, and just as God has always been at work in creation, from the very beginning, so the Spirit has always been moving, active, alive in our midst, all along. Continue reading

Jun 01

Witnesses of the Trinity

The mystery of the Trinity lies at the heart of our Christian faith. The Trinity is who God is: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, one God, three Persons, neither mixed together nor divided into separate parts; all equal, yet none identical with each other. To be the children of God, as John tells us we are in his first letter, is to be children of the Triune God, the God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Continue reading