We are all engaged in a shift in our culture right now. Conversations on race are at the forefront of our lives, and we are being asked to do work that has been avoidable for far too long. So, if you really start to think about the Trinity, what do you see? How does it inform your faith? Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer? Father, Son, Holy Ghost? God, Christ, Spirit? What if you plant your image of the Trinity in northern Africa, where skin colors are dark and the sun is relentless? Does anything change for you?
This is not to say that you have to let go of whatever images of the Trinity have caused you to take pause in the past. I am just asking for you to take a moment to consider the history of this Christian doctrine and consider if its history might cause you to think about our current world a little differently.