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Welcome To The Dance

The Fathers of the church spoke of the perichorietic nature of the Trinity.

Perichoresis literally means “to dance around.”

The Father, Eternal Son, and the Holy Spirit are contantly moving around, toward one another, in a beautiful dance of love, mutual submission, relationship, and intimacy.  Inside that circle there is wholeness, Oneness, union, and eternal love.

Salvation can only be found inside that circle.

There is no way we can enter that circle on our own.  We need to be included into the dance.  Our only hope is that God opens that circle and welcome us in.

Fortunately, the intention to open the circle and include us in Perichoresis has always been the ambition of God.  Before creation – before the fall – God always had the plan and aim that we might be included into the divine dance.

The circle was opened as Jesus Christ, Eternal Son of the Father became incarnate in human flesh.  At the incarnation, the Son of God became (by choice of his own will) human flesh.  He  became “Immanuel – God with us.”  He became Jesus, which means Savior.  He became the “lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.”  He became the Second Adam, through whom the human race has the hope of starting anew.

In Christ we are brought into union – into relationship, intimacy, fellowship, connection – with the Triune God.  We are brought into perechoresus, the divine dance.

In Christ we hear the Gospel message that we are like, loved, accepted, included, and adopted into union with the Triune God.

Faith is asked of us – but it is not our faith that saves us, it is grace.  Faith is significant, important, and necessary – but the faith that ultimately matters is not ours, but Jesus.

 

The Great Dance
by: C. Baxter Kruger
publisher: Perichoresis, Inc., published: 2008-04-21
ASIN: 096454654X
EAN: 9780964546547
sales rank: 485407
price: $9.22 (new), $5.86 (used)

The Great Dance is astonishing vision of human life and the mystery of its intersection with the life of the Triune God. Dr. Kruger charts a course from the Trinity to the incarnation to the union of humanity with God in Jesus Christ. In that light he offers a breathtaking interpretation of our human existence as participation in the life of the Father, Son and Spirit. He uncovers the untold dignity of our ordinary humanity–from motherhood to baseball, from relationships and music to golf, gardening and designing lakes. This is a book about who we are and why we are here and what is really happening in our lives. Step by step, Dr. Kruger walks us through the stratagems of evil and the messes we make of our lives. More important, he explains why we hurt, what we are really after and how to get there, and why faith in Jesus Christ is so critical for abundant life. The Great Dance is theology at its very best–steeped in tradition, yet unfamiliar and exciting, even revolutionary; deeply personal and honest, yet universally relevant.
Written with pace and poetry and winsome grace, The Great Dance is the voice of the ancient church speaking to us across the ages through the pen of a Southerner who loves life.

C. Baxter Kruger (Ph.D., Kings College, University of Aberdeen) is a theologian, writer, and fishing lure designer. A native of Prentiss, Mississippi, he has worked as a minister to college students, as a lecturer in theology, and as an associate pastor. He is an avid fisherman and golfer, loves coaching little league baseball and has designed a range of fishing lures called “Dr. K’s Klones”. He and his wife Beth have three children — Baxter, Laura and Kathryn.

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One Response to “Welcome To The Dance”

  1. Bill Winn says:

    Bill Nieporte! You nailed it Sir! Very well said. Proud to be your friend!

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