For those of you who don’t know….
In the context of web logs / ‘blogs / blogging and other kinds of personal web sites it’s some kind of list of questions that you saw somewhere else and you decided to answer the questions. Then someone else sees them and does them and so on and so on. I generally consider these to be actual questions and not some multiple choice quizzes that determine some result at the end (what color you are most like, what cartoon character are you, what 80s movie are you).
Sometimes these show up in the form of “tag”.
Here’s how this tag goes:
1) Grab the book closest to you
2) Open to page 123, go down to the fourth sentence
3) Post the text of the following 3 sentences
4) Name the author and book title
5) Tag three people to do the same
Here it is:
“How might the diversity of persons in the Trinity encourage parents to allow their children to develop different interests from each other, and from their parents, without thinking that the unity of the family will be damaged? Have you ever thought that if your church allows new or different kinds of ministreies to develop, it might hinder the unity of the church? How might the fact of unity and diversity in the Trinity help you to approach those questions? do you think that the trinitarian nature of God is more fully reflected in a church in which all the members have the same racial background, or one in which the members come from many different races?”
This is from Bible Doctrine by Wayne Grudem
I love the first question. It challenges me in regard to my boys in particular. So far they all influence the other’s interests. Josh is my sports fanatic (they all love sports, but not like he does). Caleb is my imaginative guy (writing comes easily, loves to draw, loves to play make-believe). Israel is my clever builder (lego genius). We generally buy them the same kinds of things for Christmas and birthdays (so they can play with each other). We usually keep them on the same sports team (out of convenience). We will have to revisit some of our thinking. I have often marvelled how God has used their different gifts and talents to make them more like one another. Now I anticipate seeing how God will be glorified through their differences. Never thought of it in regards to reflecting in some small way the beauty of the Trinity. Thank you Beth for tagging me, and thank you Dr. Grudem for the insightful questions.
I tag my single girlfriends: Amanda, Sacha, and Kristin.