Trinitarian Sacramental Theology
2019 Calvin Symposium on Worship | Seminar
It is a remarkable Christian claim that God is active not only in receiving our worship, but also in inspiring, prompting, and perfecting it—drawing us into communion with God and each other. It is also remarkable that God would do this through embodied, material human actions of washing, eating, and drinking. Yet often this central Christian vision is forgotten, ignored, or distorted, and all sorts of believers are never given the opportunity to taste and see God’s beauty in this vivid and nourishing way. This session is a doxological session, full of praise to God for this gift. It is also instructive, pointing to key resources in the Christian tradition for further exploring this vision. And it is practical, suggesting ideas for teaching, preaching, and public worship that live into this rich vision.