Over the past 2,000 years Christians have been celebrating a Trinitarian perspective of God, Jesus, and the Spirit of God. In the beginning of the Christian tradition, the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, along with the coming of God’s Spirit, was enough to celebrate. As time passed, however, people formed differing opinions about God, Jesus, and Spirit. They argued over whose opinions were right and judged certain opinions to be wrong-headed—heretical!
As differing thoughts about God, Jesus and Spirit arose, people separated from those with whom they disagreed. Once separated from others, people celebrated their unique theological positions concerning God, Jesus and Spirit. The church on earth became an entity that splintered itself into hundreds of right-believing groups—all celebrating their accurate theological perceptions of God, Jesus and Spirit.
I wonder . . . after all these years of determining accurate theological perceptions . . .
Is anyone truly celebrating God?
If we were to strip away our unique theologies about God, Jesus, and Spirit what would remain? What might we rediscover about Christianity?
Thoughts along the way,
Carol Wimmer is the author of the acclaimed poem When I say I am a Christian, and three books entitled: The Net—An Organizational Vision for the Church of Tomorrow; The Clock—A Timekeeping Tool for the Church of Tomorrow; and The Key—A Spiritual Language for the Church of Tomorrow