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Trinitarian Crisis in Popular Evangelicalism

brorito's picture

Several years ago I came to the suspicion that the doctrine of the trinity had fallen on hard times. The lack of empirical indicators to prove such a statement left me only with a suspicion. However, it seemed to me that the doctrine of the trinity didn’t quite get the same recognition as some of the popular teachings like prosperity, morality, self-esteem, and relationships. Yet one cannot deny the perennial nature of the trinity and its related teachings. It doesn't take long before one begins to notice that within contemporary evangelicalism discourses seem to emphasize second order discourses and primary order discourses Christology, God, or the trinity were relegated to secondary status. It seems to me that the sentiment today is that the trinity is a doctrine to be believed not understood which I would say is a CRISIS. Any thoughts?

brorito's picture

Thanks Dustin, that is a

Thanks Dustin, that is a valid point. Originally I wanted to know if anyone else experienced the absence of the doctrine of the trinity as I have in the life of the church.

You have given us something to consider. Within the many ecclesiologys that exist today, is there a disconnect between the discourse and the foundations of the Christian faith?