The God of Peace (Trinity Sunday)

The God of Peace (Trinity Sunday)


Chris Breslin

1 Thessalonians 5:12-24

“An ordinary simple Christian kneels down to say his prayers. He is trying to get into touch with God. But if he is a Christian he knows that what is prompting him to pray is also God: God, so to speak, inside him. But he also knows that all his real knowledge of God comes through Christ, the man who was God—that Christ is standing beside him, helping him to pray, praying for him. You see what is happening. God is the thing to which he is praying—the goal he is trying to reach. God is also the thing inside him which is pushing him on—the motive power. God is also the road or bridge along which he is being pushed to that goal. So that the whole threefold life of the three-personal Being is actually going on in that ordinary little bedroom where an ordinary man is saying his prayers. The man is being caught up into the higher kind of life—what I called Zoe or spiritual life: he is being pulled into God, by God, while still remaining himself.” –C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

“I think it is appropriate to use the terms “centripetal” and “centrifugal” to characterize this unified divine mission and the care of it by church leaders and communities. Each term implies energy and activity, a dynamic rather than a static reality, while the two terms together imply a single center from which and to which this activity and energy flow.” –Michael Gorman

“I wanted to submerge the audience in a natural world that doesn’t exist anymore.” – Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu (in an interview with Fuller Theological Seminary’s Brehm Center)

Jeremiah 6:14

Romans 5:1

Genesis 9:12

Isaiah 55:12

Ephesians 2:14-22

Colossians 1:15

Matthew 5:9

2 Corinthians 5:17-20

Further Trinity Reading

God, Sexuality, and the Self by Sarah Coakley

Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, & Mission by Michael Gorman

Rediscovering the Triune God by Stanley Grenz

Imitating God in Christ by Jason Hood

Delighting in the Trinity by Michael Reeves

The Deep Things of God by Fred Sanders

The Doctrine of the Trinity ed Gundry & Sexton

Worship, Community, & the Triune God of Grace by J.B. Torrance

After Our Likeness by Miroslav Volf

Being as Communion by John Zizioulas



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