In the name of the Holy Trinity- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen.
This sermon is a bit of a milestone for me. About a year ago, I stood nervously in this pulpit for the first time as I preached a sermon on the texts of Trinity Sunday in front of the search committee when I was here for an interview. I’m not sure if they liked it, or if they chose to call me in spite of it, but either way, I am so very happy and thankful that I still have the privilege of speaking from this pulpit. Trinity Sunday is a tough day on which to preach. Most Sundays we have a narrative to explore, but today we have before us an unexplainable mystery. God is three, but also one. In school, I got as far as calculus, but never quite figured out the math behind the Trinity. As seminary professors are fond of saying, “to say anything definitively about the Trinity is to commit heresy.” Up front, we must acknowledge that the concept of the Triune God is a mystery, and mysteries are not intended to be solved, but rather appreciated.