Ah, Trinity Sunday. This is one of the Sundays that preachers might wish never made it into the liturgical year. The Trinity is not exactly the easiest doctrine to explain . . . because it is essentially un-explainable. That doesn’t mean there aren’t things we do know about it, things we can say about it; all it means is that the Trinity is beyond us. Like “eternity” which is something else we will never really be able to grasp, the Trinity is beyond us.
Each of the sermons spend a bit of time with the history of the doctrine, and then branch out into what “good” is the Trinity to us today. I go into this in more depth in the recordings, naturally, but the thing I keep coming back to again and again and again with the Trinity is how it demonstrates the fundamental relational nature of God. In the same way God is Love, God is Relational.
Give one or the other sermon a listen and let me know what you think. The possibility of heresy is dramatically heightened when we start trying to explain the Trinity so let me know if I strayed over.
By the way, I make reference to a lovely event at St. Mark’s today. The family of one of our late, long-term, members, donated new pew Bibles to St. Mark’s and we had the dedication today. Just in case you were wondering.