On the 21st June 2015 Rev. Dr. Derek Tidball was the guest preacher at church, and you can listen to his sermon here. Derek is a British theologian, sociologist of religion, former Principal of London School of Theology, retired Baptist minister and author of numerous books, the most recent one of which I have read is ‘Preacher, keep yourself from idols’, a very helpful reminder of the priorities for the minister/preacher!
After the service I had the privilege of sitting down with him in my study and asking him a few questions:
“Now, the catholic faith is this, that we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity.” Athanasian Creed
Robin Parry writes, “We can’t make proper sense of our conversion, of our baptism, of our experiences of God, of our place in the church, of mission, Bible reading or the eternal life God has given us unless we understand them in a Trinitarian way…[Our] prayer and worship [must be likewise shaped Trintarianly]….Thinking of the Christian life without Father, Son and Spirit makes about as much sense as thinking of a sentence without words or of a square without four sides. A Christian life without the Trinity is not a Christian life at all.”
Worshipping Trinity, p.66