The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Sundays at 12:15pm On Site

or

Wednesdays at 6:33pm via Zoom

 

You won’t want to miss this book study on Fr. Richard Rohr’s book, The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.  A description of the book reminds us that, visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply unbelievable.

 

In The Divine Dance, Fr. Richard Rohr (with Mike Morrell) points us to an unlikely opening beyond this divine impasse: the at-times forgotten, ancient mystery of the Trinity—God as utterly one, yet three. One God, belovedly in communion, as All-Vulnerable, All-Embracing, and All-Given to you and me.

 

We will gather following worship to discuss the book. Everyone is invited to bring your lunch or order lunch from Uber Eats, Door Dash, etc. You don’t have to have read the book to join us, just come and join the conversation.

 

In addition, we will also have a New Church Book Study on Zoom on Wednesday evenings at 6:33pm CDT beginning on August 10 and concluding on Wednesday, August 31. This is particularly designed for those who can’t stay after church, must miss a Sunday, or those who live far away and worship with us online.

 


OR

WEEK 1

 

The reading assignment for this week is:

Introduction - “Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast”

Part I: Wanted: A Trinitarian Revolution:

Spiritual Paradigm Shift

Dusting Off a Daring Doctrine

Math Problems

The Relationship is the Vehicle

Metaphors Be With You!

A Mirrored Universe


WEEK 2

 

The reading assignment for this week is (pgs.57-101):

Part I: Wanted: A Trinitarian Revolution:

Vulnerability

Weak Wisdom

The Delight of Diversity

The World in a Word

Reshaping Our Image

Atomic Bonds

Creator and Destroyer of Worlds

Aristotle and Boethius: The Price of Invading Noun

Weak Wisdom

The Delight of Diversity

The World in a Word Reshaping Our Image Atomic Bonds Creator and Destroyer of Worlds Aristotle and Boethius: The Price of an Invading Noun

Scotus and Merton: Time to Re-verb


OR

WEEK 3

 

The reading assignment for this week is (pgs.76 - 108):

The Perfect Freedom of God

Creative Continuation Paradigms Lost

Distinct Union

Tide Boxes at Kmart

Loving All the Wrong People

Emptiness Alone Is Prepared for Fullness The Space Between How the Law of Three Changes Everything Is the Trinity a Boy or a Girl?

The Power of Concentric Circles

Richard of St. Victor and the Joy Supreme

The Paradox of Restlessness and Contentment

Body-Based Knowing


OR

WEEK 4

 

The reading assignment for this week is (pgs.108 -142):

The Many Belong in the One

Accessing the Divine Force Field

Always Creating Otherness

Next

Part II: Why the Trinity? Why Now?

Three Reasons for Recovery

What Holds Us Back from Genuine Spiritual Experience?

Two Ways to Break Through

Suffering’s Surprising Sustenance

At-One-Ment

What About the Wrath of God?

Expanding Our Horizons

 

OR

WEEK 5

 

The reading assignment for this week is (pgs.142 - 176):

Silence: Father

The Living Manifestation: The Christ

The Dynamism Within and Between: Holy Spirit

TDD—Trinity Deficit Disorder

Absentee Father

Son: Have You Seen Me?

The Relentless Drive of the Spirit

Inside-Out Prayer

Primal Prayer

Transcendence

Deficit Disorder

Interfaith Friendship

Do We Have to Talk About Sin?

Entering by Another Door

Being There

An Amazing Chain of Being

Trinity in Eternity Past

The Wildest Wave

Alive

Real Presence

Being and Becoming

Essential Ecstasy

Too Good to Be True?

The Incarnation Is the Gospel

Bleeding and Forbearing

The Great Attractor

Part III: The Holy Spirit

Wholly Reconciling

The Divine Energy

Everything Is Holy Now

OR

 

WEEK 6

 

The reading assignment for this week is (pgs.176 - 219):

Bleeding and Forbearing

The Great Attractor

Part III: The Holy Spirit

Wholly Reconciling

The Divine Energy

Everything Is Holy Now

Appendix: Experiencing the Trinity: Seven Practices