Renaming the Trinity

According to the Houston Chronicle, some troubling developments about the Trinity have unfolded within the Presbyterian Church USA. “Delegates to the meeting voted to ‘receive’ a policy paper on gender-inclusive language for the Trinity, a step short of approving it. That means church officials can propose experimental liturgies with alternative phrasings for the Trinity, but congregations won’t be required to use them.”

Besides “Mother, Child and Womb” and “Rock, Redeemer, Friend,” proposed Trinity options drawn from biblical material include:

“Lover, Beloved, Love”

“Creator, Savior, Sanctifier”

“King of Glory, Prince of Peace, Spirit of Love.”


One thought on “Renaming the Trinity

  1. Man….(you don’t hear people misusing the word “woman” in such a way, do you? I don’t see anyone upset about that) this is ridiculous. How does this issue even come up? Why does the church have to degrade into a merely political organization? Why are we more interested in being judges over God’s word rather than letting it take its rightful place as judge over us?

    The phrase that really troubles me is “fresh ways to speak of the mystery of the triune God.” By this statement she really means to tweak the mystery of the triune God into something people would like to hear. God doesn’t change. I don’t think He’s interested in “fresh ways.” I think He’s interested in the right way–His way.

    We need to work together to let our light shine before men so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father (is that taboo to say now?) in heaven rather than bicker among ourselves. A house divided cannot stand. If someone wants to change “Father, Son, and Holy Spirit” into genderless words s/he should work it out personally with God in fear and trembling, but otherwise don’t waste time arguing about it.

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