The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three: An online book study with Fr. Benjamin Thomas
January 25 - April 27
A 14-week online book study on the Holy Trinity and the Law of Three led by Fr. Benjamin Thomas.
“Solutions to impasses generally come by learning how to spot and mediate third force, which is present in every situation but generally hidden.” ~ Cynthia Bourgeault
How do we embody God in the worlds? This is the question that the Incarnation poses to us and one that prompts me, forever ago.
St Paul writes profound hymnody in Colossians 1:15-20:
“He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation; for in him all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or powers – all things have been created through him and for him. He himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. He is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him God was pleased to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, by making peace through the blood of his cross.”
Join me in letting the Trinity flow again as we look at the cosmological maps of objective reality and the dynamism within the heart of God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Christianity, at its core, is asymmetrical. And the threeness is here for shock and balance.
Get a jumpstart by reading Chapter 1 originally published in the Sewanee Theological Review: Why Feminizing the Trinity Won’t Work.
This 14-week course begins on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 6:00 pm ET. You can purchase The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three here.
This will be an online, weekly, Wednesday evening group. All are welcome to connect. Once you register, you’ll be sent the link via Zoom. I look forward to having the Godhead open us up as we engage in teaching, reciprocal feeding, inner tasks, and spiritual practice.
Discerning the visible and the invisible, beyond ascent and descent, in order to harness equaniminty. Wondering together how the Holy Trinity, plus ourselves, can equal impossibility in its perfect form.
“And the Word became flesh, and dwelled among us, and we beheld his glory.” – John 1:14