For Episode 58, Teer and Morgan caught up with Mike Morrell to talk about his new book with Richard Rohr, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.
In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we’re trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the “Desert Mothers and Fathers” applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd–sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it’s like a dance.
But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?
The Divine Dance recently provoked this incredibly uncharitable review at the hyper-Calvinist site for the Gospel Coalition.
Any frenemy of the Gospel Coalition is a friend of mine.
So, by all means, help support Mike’s and Father Rohr’s work and get the book!
Check out Mike’s project at Speakeasy too. He’s been responsible for sending some of the books I’ve reviewed here on the blog in the past.
The Cracker & Grape Juice team will be part of Home-brewed Christianity’s Theology Beer Camp this January in L.A.. There’s only 15 tix left so if you’d like to be a part of it, check it out here. Be on the lookout for future episodes with Father James Martin and Mandy Smith.
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