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Letting go of what we know

The Sunday after Pentecost is always called Trinity Sunday. And every year preachers wonder, should I preach about the Trinity, which is a doctrine of the church but not exactly a story? What can we say about the Trinity? We say we worship a Trinitarian God, we baptize in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and we dance around the topic in hopes that no one will press us too hard to explain the Trinity without committing heresy. This year I checked out an article in a philosophical journal about the Trinity, and here are a few of the topic headings from that article: One self theories; three self theories; four self, no self, and indeterminate self theories. Persons as improper parts of God; Mysterianism, both negative and positive; Trinity as Incoherent; and my favorite: Beyond coherence. Luckily, we don’t have to be able to understand and define the Trinity using philosophical terms such as these in order to experience the Love of God, our creator, redeemer an

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