The book I wrote a while ago now – the Becoming of G-d, was a really demanding task. It was the first book I wrote. At the time I really sensed the importance of the need to make the connection between thinking about the Trinity and the practices of church and mission. So the book came out of prayer, hard work and a hope that it would help me understand more, and help others through the struggle to articulate truths about God.
So I was really moved today, to read how Sarah, who randomly picked up the book in a fresh expressions stall in Australia, has been reading the book, and how God has been using the book in her thinking and explorations. It is stories like Sarah’s that give me a real excitement about how God is drawing us all into deeper understandings and experiences, and that the Trinity is important. To see the first post of what Sarah has been writing, see here – so far Sarah has written three posts.
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.