How is the one God also three persons? How is Jesus fully God and fully human? Who in the world should we pray to? And why does any of it matter?
Steve Dancause offers a succinct and profound investigation into how what we think about God as Trinity matters in our faith, our work, and our love. It matters because the walls of our churches are cracking around us. We can keep patching things up, but it is better to go to the foundation and do the hard digging. With the right foundation, the structure holds, and it stands the test of eternity. And it is only in Jesus, and the Trinity he reveals to us, that we build our lives on solid rock. Let’s dig down together.
The Jesus Way: Small Books of Radical Faith delve into big questions about God’s work in the world. These concise, practical books are deeply rooted in Anabaptist theology. Crafted by a diverse community of internationally renowned scholars, pastors, and practitioners, The Jesus Way series helps readers deepen their faith in Christ and enliven their witness.
Accessible Jesus-centered theology from an Anabaptist perspective
Designed for use by individual readers, small groups, and Christian education classes
Glossary of terms and discussion and reflection questions in each volume
Books in series:
What Is the Bible and How Do We Understand It? Dennis R. Edwards [Fall 2019] Why Did Jesus Die and What Difference Does It Make? Michele Hershberger [Fall 2019] Why Do We Suffer and Where Is God When We Do? Valerie G. Rempel [Spring 2020] What Is the Trinity and Why Does It Matter? Steve Dancause [Spring 2020] Who Are Our Enemies and How Do We Love Them? Hyung Jin Kim Sun [Summer 2020] What Is God’s Mission in the World and How Do We Join It? Juan F. Martínez [Summer 2020] What Is the Church and Why Does It Exist? David Fitch [Fall 2020] What Does Justice Look Like and Why Does God Care about It? Judith and Colin McCartney [Fall 2020] What Is God’s Kingdom and What Does Citizenship Look Like? César García [Spring 2021] Who Was Jesus and What Does It Mean to Follow Him? Nancy Elizabeth Bedford [Spring 2021]
Series Introduction Introduction Chapters 1. What does faith in the Trinity look like? 2. Why do Christians believe in the Trinity? 3. Is our image of God individual or communal? 4. How does Jesus, above all else, reveal God to us? 5. How can God be both perfectly one and perfectly three? 6. Why isn’t the Father alone really God? 7. What does the Trinity say about gender, hierarchy, and roles? Glossary Discussion and Reflection Questions The Author
Steve Dancausegrew up in New Hampshire, where his family attended a small Baptist church. After working in biotechnology for several years after college, Steve and his wife Meredith went to seminary at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology. It is there that Steve began wrestling with Christians’ many questions on the Trinity and why it matters—questions he believes are worthy of a lifetime. Steve and Meredith have one daughter. They currently work and pastor together in Reno, NV.
“This book helps us to understand traditional trinitarian concepts in relevant and applicable ways.”
~John Yeatts, professor emeritus at Messiah College and senior pastor emeritus of Grantham Church
“With clarity, helpful images, and an engaging tone, What Is the Trinity? offers the church fresh language for speaking of the ancient realities of God. I highly recommend it!”
~Kurt Willems, founder of TheologyCurator.com and founding pastor of Pangea
“If even just for a moment you've experienced love, belonging, or freedom, then this book is for you!”
~Dwight J. Friesen, associate professor of practical theology at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology and author of The New Parish
“Seldom has an introduction to the wonders of the Trinity been as fun, approachable, and joy-filled as this one is. In language as fresh as it is faithful, we meet the overflowing love of the Father, Son, and Spirit.”
~Dr. Cherith Nordling, associate professor of theology at Northern Seminary