Christian Theology in a Thumbnail: God (1)
The Christian God is three-in one, one-in-three, unique among all others bearing the title “God.” God is not like a billiard ball, whole and self-sufficient in his oneness. Rather, God is one as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In other words, God is his relationships! He is “ always and at the time the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.” The model of molecules we used to make in high school chemistry class where we used toothpicks or pipe cleaners to connect Styrofoam balls to each other to picture a molecule is a more appropriate (though still limited) way to think of this God.
God. Since we are created in God’s image we are our relationships too! We live for the Father, through the Son, in the power of the Spirit. We live with and for another as well. Community not loneliness is our way of life. Responsibility and response-ability are divine gifts that make this life possible. Belonging not isolation is our destiny. And all this because the Christian God is the triune God!