Sunday, May 26, 2013

Trinitarian images

A self-identified Christian professor at Florida Atlantic University, part of Florida's public university system, asked his students to write the name Jesus on a piece of paper, put the paper on the floor, and then step on it. This was not an original idea, but one that he borrowed from faculty at a Roman Catholic university. The voluntary exercise – nobody had to participate –illustrates the power of cultural symbols. Unsurprisingly, most students hesitate to step on Jesus' name.[1]

That incident prompted three thoughts, a number appropriate for Trinity Sunday. Read more (link to my recent sermons, then follow link to the sermon for Trinity Sunday).

[1] Stanley Fish, "Stepping on Jesus," New York Times, April 15, 2013.

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