Came across a great blog post today by Andrew which explores the issue of Trinitarian informed approaches to Christian worship. I really like what Andrew has to say. Continuing in my addiction of Trinitarian theology, I am reading Paul Fiddes book ‘Participating in God’, a pastoral and theological response to the doctrine of the Trinity. Its a good but dense book. One thing I am hearing loud and clear from reading, is the need for Ekklesia not only to imitate God in how it is a relational community, but further and more importantly, the call to participate in God as a life of Christian discipleship. It is this shift from imitating to ‘participating in’ that has really got me thinking.
My community Moot as a new monastic community I think has focused on imitating through its relational and participative approach to worship, mission and community, but I still think we have only been scratching the surface. It is this call to shift from imitating to participating in that I think is the greatest challenge. So not only do we have a Rhythm of Life, but that we need practices centres on praxis as participation which is the next step… food for thought and stuff I am reflecting on at the moment.